In Kharkiv, 10,000 square meters of land were contaminated due to an attack on an oil depot

In Kharkiv, 10,000 square meters of land were contaminated due to an attack on an oil depot


Fire in Kharkiv on February 10, police photo

More than 10,000 square meters of land were contaminated as a result of a fuel leak due to a Russian attack on an oil depot in Kharkiv on the night of February 10.

Source: Gvara Media with reference to the comment of Serhii Bolvinov, head of the Investigative Department of the National Police of the region

Direct speech: “Since the oil depot was attacked and a fuel leak occurred, a large area was contaminated. According to preliminary data, more than 10,000 square meters of the territory were contaminated due to the fuel leak. This is both diesel and gasoline. According to available information, more than 3,800 tons of fuel were stored at this oil depot In addition to polluting the land, these oil products also got into the Nemyshlya River.”

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Details: According to Bolvinov, the police turned to the State Environmental Inspection in the Kharkiv region, which has already taken soil and water samples at the pollution sites.

The police are considering opening criminal proceedings under Article 441 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (ecocide).

Prehistory:

  • On the night of February 10, enemy “Shakheda” hit Kharkiv – as a result of this hit, burning fuel spilled and 14 private residential buildings caught fire. Authorities later reported that one person had died.
  • Later it became known that in one of the private residential buildings, the entire family of 5 people died as a result of the fire: a husband and wife and their three children.

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