Rompetrol Rafinare is the owner of the land in Vadu affected by hydrocarbon pollution, but not the source of contamination, the company states on Wednesday.
“Rompetrol Rafinare is the owner of the affected land, but not the source of contamination. Shortly after the pollution was found, more precisely in April 2019, Rompetrol Rafinare initiated all the steps to start the rehabilitation of the affected land. Specifically, the company conducted its own investigations for the exact determination of the extent and depth of the contamination of the land, as well as for the limitation of the immediate effects on the environment. Based on the preliminary conclusions, the appropriate technical solutions have been identified,” it is shown in a release of the group, according to Agerpres.
In August 2019, as a result of the classification by the competent environmental authorities of the affected area as a contaminated site, they requested the completion of specific procedures, the company conducting investigations regulated by environmental legislation, complying with all relevant deadlines. The detailed investigation requested by the environmental authorities is currently being carried out. Based on the final report, the company will implement the decision of the competent environmental authority.
“We reiterate that Rompetrol Rafinare complied with the applicable legislation in the field and complied with the requests of the competent environmental authorities,” the statement said.
Information has appeared in the public space according to which in the area of Vadu beach there is hydrocarbon pollution, early last year, and the condition of the affected lands has worsened.