No oil leak at Butinge, Lithuania panel says

  • 1999-12-16
VILNIUS (BNS) - A government commission investigating an accident at the Lithuanian Butinge oil terminal has determined that no oil had leaked out into the Baltic Sea.However, the commission recommends that in future an independent state supervisor should be placed in charge of monitoring oil loading and unloading procedure."We have not found any evidence of oil spillage," the Lithuanian deputy transport minister and the head of the commission, Ricardas Malkevicius, said Dec. 14.It was widely assumed that over 3.5 tons of crude oil could have leaked out into sea after hoses connecting the t...
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