Ministry of Energy reports about ecological situation following fire at Kalamkas

Date: 15:12, 28-03-2019.

Astana. March 28. KazTAG - The Ministry of Energy has reported about the ecological situation following the fire at Kalamkas field.
"Following the emergency situation at the Kalamkas field on March 26 2019 Kazhydromet conducted extraordinary checks of air and soil on the border of the sanitary- zone of the field, sea water in the Caspian field in the area of the field," said the Ministry of Energy.
The ministry clarified that atmospheric air samples were taken at the border of the sanitary protection zone (1 km from the scene of fire) at four points on the following indicators: 1) nitrogen oxide; 2) nitrogen dioxide; 3) ammonia; 4) sulfur dioxide; 5) suspended particles PM-10; 6) total hydrocarbons; 7) hydrogen sulfide; 8) carbon monoxide.
“The maximum permissible concentrations of pollutants were not exceeded. In addition, samples were taken of the sea water of the Caspian Sea at 10 points in the areas of the fields: Kalamkas, Karazhanbas, Arman, the dam water area of the coast of Mangistaumunaygas JSC, Western Buzachi and in the area of ignition of the Kalamkas field," reads the message.
It is noted that the analysis of samples of sea water was carried out on 29 indicators, including the ions, biogenic, organic matter and heavy metals.
“The results of the analysis showed no excess of maximum permissible concentrations of pollutants in sea water,” the Ministry of Energy added.

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