"In Moscow, opened a portal to hell!"
In the capital, there was an emission of toxic substances into the atmosphere
On Monday, November 10 residents of the center, east and south-east of Moscow felt the smell of hydrogen sulfide. The first alarm sounded in Lublin. According to some reports, there are several people sought medical attention complaining of a headache. Later, environmental monitoring stations recorded an excess of hydrogen sulfide and styrene in the air. The reason was the release of chemicals, but the source of contamination to establish without delay failed. The monitoring group of experts focused on the Moscow refinery Kapotna.
Excess hydrogen sulfide and styrene in the air were recorded in the Lublin region, Izmailovo and Kosino Ukhtomsky. "In the coming days the weather conditions remain conducive to the dispersal of emissions in the atmosphere," - said experts Mosekomonitoring. In the area of environmental Kozhukhovo recorded excess styrene content in the atmosphere is 2.5 times.
If the concentration of chemicals environmentalists determined accurately enough, the source of contamination to establish without delay failed. First, the MOE stated that the chemical industry could cause a smell of hydrogen sulfide, since no accidents at these sites in the capital were recorded. Experts started to check several companies, in particular, the Moscow oil refinery, situated in the district Kapotnya, Lublin treatment plant.
"The cause of odor in certain areas of Moscow - failure reprocessing of hydrogen sulfide in the Moscow refinery," - said the first deputy head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in Moscow, Yuri Akimov.
At the same time, "Gazprom oil" - the owner of the refinery - denied the information about the accident. "The plant is operating normally, according to the production plan. At present, according to the plant's own laboratory, gas rescue squad and the gas control stations located in the buffer zone of the refinery, excess levels of maximum allowable concentrations of hydrogen sulfide were detected. MOR continues to monitor the environment within the sanitary protection zone of the plant in real time ", - stated in the message.
Environmentalists say that the toxicity of hydrogen sulfide and styrene may negatively affect the health of citizens. The coordinator of the program of the Russian branch of toxic "Greenpeace" Alexander Tsygankov noticed in conversation with "Lentoy.ru" that intoxication can cause severe headaches, nausea, vomiting.