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An accident on an oil pipeline in Poland threatens Baltic

December 17 2007

In Poland, there was a major accident on an oil pipeline that passes through the territory of this country. In the River Vistula znachitelbnoe amount of oil spilled, but the exact number is not yet able to calculate any one person. It is only known that the oil slick stretches 20 kilometers, and moves along the river to the Baltic Sea.

It is not excluded that some oil could reach the coast of the Russian sector of the Baltic Sea. RIA Novosti has quoted deputy head of Rosprirodnadzor Oleg Mitvol, who said about the future strengthening of environmental monitoring in the Kaliningrad region in connection with the emergency rule in Poland. Mitvol also noted that "the Polish side have nothing informed."

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