Hydrogen sulphide from refinery in Kapotnya mixes with air in Moscow

Hydrogen sulphide from refinery in Kapotnya mixes with air in Moscow

The hydrogen sulphide from the oil refinery of Kapotnya has mixed with the air in Moscow, according to Yuri Varakin, the head of the situation center of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring of Russia, Interfax reports.


The Moscow Eco Monitoring systems of pollution control in the south-east of Moscow, in Lyublino and Pechatniki, registered an excess of 6-7 times of hydrogen sulphide at 10.00am yesterday. The substance is not hazardous for health.


The hydrogen sulphide in the Central District and the Sadovoye Ring exceeded the maximum permissible discharges 3-fold at 4.00pm and returned to a pemissible level at 6.00pm.


Information about the discharge of hydrogen sulphide was announced by Yuri Akimov, deputy head of the Moscow Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies. Gazpromneft denies information about an accident at its refinery.

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