PRESS SERVICE STATEMENT
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Head of the Republic of Komi Vladimir Uyba and representatives of Rosprirodnadzor and LUKOIL met in Syktyvkar today to discuss the ongoing damage control after the oil-containing fluids spill in the Kolva River. Clean-up operations, final works at the containment lines, as well as testing for the lack of the lingering contaminations are underway. Surface oil slick is localized at the containment lines and mostly cleaned up.
"The situation is under control, contamination source is isolated and there is no more oil inflow. We will continue to collect water and soil samples for as long as it will take to finish damage control operations," said Deputy Head of Rosprirodnadzor Svetlana Zhulina.
"We must be done before the river freezes over. This is the greatest challenge for today," noted Head of the Republic of Komi Vladimir Uyba.
"We believe that all traces of oil products will be cleaned up in a week's time. We have enough men and resources to accomplish it," – declared First Vice President of LUKOIL Azat Shamsuarov.