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New oil spill in Siberia

By The Siberian Times reporter
16 July 2015

Mysterious 'lakes of black oily liquid' found near Nizhnevartovsk.

'Oil layer covers the entire visible surface of the water within a radius of 10-15 metres.' Picture: N1

The discovery by a local resident was highlighted by local NI channel. 

Reporter Konstantin Scherbina, at the scene, said:  'In the middle of the oily lake is sticking a valve. 

'Oil layer covers the entire visible surface of the water within a radius of 10-15 metres. 

'Along the way, right on the surface lies a pipe, presumably the pipeline. 

'The oil spills extend approximately 100-150 metres from the valve along the road in both directions.'

Oil spill in Nizhnevartovsk


Oil spill in Nizhnevartovsk


Oil spill in Nizhnevartovsk

'The oil spills extend approximately 100-150 metres from the valve along the road in both directions.' Pictures here and below: N1

Some 200 metres away is another spill - 'the size of a small football field'.

The reporter ignited a piece of paper dipped in the oil, to show on camera how it burned.

It was unclear which oil company owned the 'rusty' pipeline, or what had happened to cause the seepage. 

The leak follows another spill close to  Nefteyugansk, a city of 123,000, when oil seeped into floodwater from the Ob River. 

Oil spill in Nizhnevartovsk


Oil spill in Nizhnevartovsk


Oil spill in Nizhnevartovsk


Oil spill in Nizhnevartovsk

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Comments (4)

Now that this utter diaster has been made public I would assume that action to address and clean it up will be swift.
Don, Canada
22/07/2015 03:02
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This is terrible, please follow this story so that officials find and punish the violator.
Nicholas, Greece
21/07/2015 17:27
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The investigation should lead to the company responsible for the oil spill, and that company should be sanctioned and make anything possible to clean the area.
Enrique, Spain
16/07/2015 23:52
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These are probably the worst images I ever saw on your website retarding the environment. Seeing the valve, is there someone doing this on purpose? or is it the oil company workforce being negligent? Whichever, it's "Disgusting"!
Jaker, Dundalk
16/07/2015 22:28
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