Oil slick disappeared from the Black Sea near Novorossiysk

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Oil slick disappeared from the Black Sea near Novorossiysk

In the Black Sea near Novorossiysk, there are no more traces of oil on the water surface. According to scientists, this can be explained by natural processes: the heavy fractions of the substance sink to the bottom, and the lungs evaporate. The release occurred on August 7 when crude oil was loaded onto the Greek ship Minerva Symphony from the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) terminal.

The disappearance of the oil slick near the village of Yuzhnaya Ozereevka near Novorossiysk was reported at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Satellite images from August 12, published by the institute, do not show a dark spot on the surface of the water. “The fact that no traces of the slick on the surface are observed in the image dated August 12 can be explained by natural processes: heavy fractions of oil sink under the surface of the water, and light fractions evaporate,” they said.

An oil leak near the village of Yuzhnaya Ozereevka near Novorossiysk occurred on August 7 while refueling the Greek tanker Minerva Symphony. The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) stated that the spill area did not exceed 200 square meters. At the same time, specialists from the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) said that by the evening of August 8, the area of contamination was almost 80 square meters. km, that is, 400,000 times more than the CPC estimate. Experts considered that the damage from the spill could reach several billion rubles.

Earlier, “Secret” wrote that the Investigative Committee conducted searches in the CPC. Against their background, the company said that the slick that can be seen from space is not oil.

Photo: press.cosmos.ru

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