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Oil cleaned up after spill into Polish river: firefighters

21.10.2019 07:30
Oil that leaked from a power plant in north-eastern Poland into a river has been removed, according to firefighters.
The clean-up operation on Sunday
The clean-up operation on Sunday Phone: PAP/Mateusz Marek

Three dams were set up on the River Narew to draw the pollution off the surface of the water. Turbine oil leaked from the power plant in the city of Ostrołęka on Saturday.

Poland’s environment ministry said that an estimated 3 to 5 tonnes of oil had escaped. Dozens of firefighters worked to remove it.

A 35 km section of the river was polluted, state news agency PAP reported.

Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk said the local environmental protection authority would carry out checks at the power plant.


Source: PAP