Oil leaked from Butinge terminal neutralized, but there is still search for detached pipe

  • 2020-12-29
  • LETA/TBT Staff
RIGA - The oil that leaked at the Butinge oil terminal in Lithuania into the Baltic Sea has neutralized, but the Latvian Naval Force is now looking for an oil pipe that is floating in the sea, said Latvian Naval Force spokeswoman Liva Veita. The oil spill cannot be detected any more from the air or in the sea. "The oil spill has neutralized, but we don't exactly know how. With this amount of oil, it might dissolve in the water, sink down or evaporate," Veita said. The focus of the rescue operation has changed as, according to the informati...
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