Source: Status newspaper
Such information was distributed today by management of ecological safety of the Odessa City Council on the basis of laboratory researches of a condition of atmospheric air: "During the period from 22:00 on September 11 till 05:00 on September 12, 2008 the staff of management of ecological safety of the Odessa City Council together with municipal laboratory of environmental control carried out an inspection and laboratory researches of a condition of atmospheric air in adjacent territories of all enterprises in an industrial zone of the Suvorovsky area. By results of inspection and laboratory measurements existence of a specific smell is revealed and excess is limit - admissible concentration (maximum concentration limit) of hydrogen sulfide, and also the raised content of ammonia in atmospheric air only on JSC Lukoil — the Odessa Oil Refinery perimeter. Average value of concentration of hydrogen sulfide exceeded maximum concentration limit by 2,8 times. The highest concentration of these gases were observed from the lee (subtorch) side of plant. In the first half of day 12.09.08 repeated laboratory measurements together with mobile laboratory of environmental protection of JSC Lukoil — the Odessa Oil Refinery were carried out. Results of researches of tests of air of municipal and factory laboratory coincided. Average value of concentration of hydrogen sulfide exceeded maximum concentration limit by 1,75 times. Results of check allow to draw a conclusion that this enterprise and is a source of the pungent smell which emergence was noted in Odessa for several last days.
It is offered to management of JSC Lukoil — the Odessa Oil Refinery to carry out urgent works on elimination of emissions of harmful substances to atmospheric air. After work repeated laboratory researches" will be made.