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13 August 2020, 19:57

Belarusian oil pipeline operator Gomeltransneft Druzhba arranges oil spill cleanup exercise

Photo courtesy of OAO Gomeltransneft Druzhba
Photo courtesy of OAO Gomeltransneft Druzhba

MINSK, 13 August (BelTA) – The Belarusian oil pipeline operator OAO Gomeltransneft Druzhba has arranged an exercise to practice dealing with an oil spill, BelTA has learned.

During the exercise the company personnel practiced fixing an accident in an underwater section of the Unecha-Polotsk oil pipeline. According to the scenario of the exercise, oil stains have been detected near the underwater section of the pipeline on the Pronya River in Dribin District, Mogilev Oblast.

An emergency response team of the line operation dispatcher station Gorki was deployed to deal with the spillage. As many as 17 people and 10 special vehicles were employed during the exercise.

The personnel had an opportunity to practice dealing with oil spills in a body of water and transmitting information about the emergency. The team also practiced interaction with the emergency response division of the line operation dispatcher station Polotsk and other agencies and organizations.

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