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300 tons of fuel oil spilled in Dnieper River from sunken barge

300 tons of fuel oil spilled in Dnieper River from sunken bargeEcological disaster is looming in Kamianske town, - a few hours ago about 300 tonnes of fuel oil spilt in the Dnieper River, writes local daily Sobitie, 112 Ukraine TV Channel reports.

This happened due to the flooding of a barge with a tap in local river port. It was reported that oil spread on the water surface downstream.

This information was confirmed by the director of the port Serhii Burhan.

It had long been known about emergency state structures, but necessary actions have not been taken, the message says.

The leak of tap installation’s pontoon was discovered in August 2016.

The tap was out of service in 2006, and its planned repairs have not been conducted since 2003.
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