Land contamination from the oil depot destroyed by the occupiers is still 33 times higher in Kyiv region

Land contamination from the oil depot destroyed by the occupiers is still 33 times higher in Kyiv region

Katerina Belousova

As a result of the shelling, more than 90 tons of pollutants were released into the atmosphere

In the Kyiv region, in the village of Kalynivka, an oil depot destroyed at the beginning of the full-scale invasion was found to contain 33 times the amount of oil products.

The level of pollution has not changed in almost 2 years, the State Ecological Inspectorate of the Capital District reports on Facebook.

The report said that Russia launched a missile strike on the tank farm in March 2022, which destroyed 6,000 tons of oil products. As a result, more than 90 tons of pollutants were released into the atmosphere. The oil leak also contaminated the land nearby and entered a lake 800 meters from the facility.

It is noted that soil testing on the territory in November 2023 showed a 33-fold excess of oil products.

"After 2 years after the destruction of the oil depot, there is no decrease in soil pollution," the eco-inspectors emphasized.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that experts of the Operational Headquarters calculated almost 118 million UAH in losses for atmospheric air from the September shelling of the oil depot in Kryvyi Rih in 2022.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, eco-inspectors calculated more than 49.2 billion UAH of damage to the environment of Kyiv Oblast caused by Russian aggression during almost two years of full-scale invasion.

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