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Tver Region is on the brink of ecological disaster

June 17 2005

On an extremely high level of pollution of the river Vazuza, marked in the train wreck with fuel oil in the Tver region, officials say Hydromet. According to representatives of this organization in the region noted the presence of a strong smell of hydrocarbons. "

At the same time, stressed in Roshydromet, by visual inspection of the Volga River in the city Starica oil slicks were detected.

Specialists from the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia intend to appeal the prosecutor's office demanding to initiate another criminal case over causing serious environmental damage in the territory of the Tver region because of the train accident, Itar-Tass.

Deputy Head of Rosprirodnadzor Mitvol calls to stop the movement of trains on the emergency site of the railway from Moscow to Riga. "Perhaps this will make the railroad seriously tackle the elimination of consequences of the largest in recent years, environmental accident in the central part of Russia", - said Mitvol. According to him, "brought a pump for pumping oil, but he went down in a few regions of the lifeguards on five machines driven sorbents, but their number is insufficient.

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