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Environmental incident occurred in the Komi Republic

June 23 2008

Near the village of Wan-Pi, situated in the Komi Republic Sosnogorsk area near the Pechora, the accident occurred on the pipeline. As a result of the PE pipe leaked about 4 tons of oil. Environmentalists are sounding the alarm.

Now on the scene working Prosecutors, Committee on Environmental Protection, as well as owners of the pipeline and the MOE. Pumping oil is suspended. It is known that the accident occurred last Saturday, but reported it only on 23 June, the press service of Ministry for Emergencies.

It is worth recalling that earlier, on Dec. 23, 2006, in the same area there was a major accident on the pipeline "Arable land - UPN. According to ecologists, while oil pollution extends not less than 200 meters along the shore of the Pechora River.

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