Six kilometers of black water in Beiluo River, Shaanxi Province: caused by three people illegally pouring waste liquid

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 Six kilometers of black water in Beiluo River, Shaanxi Province: caused by three people illegally pouring waste liquid


According to the website of Shaanxi Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment, on June 14, Shaanxi Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment issued a Bulletin on the Investigation and Disposal of Water Pollution Incidents in the Beiluo River. According to the circular, at 9:45 on May 27, people reported to the Fuxian Eco-environmental Bureau that black water bodies about 6 kilometers long were found in the 15th Lipu section of Fuxian County of Beiluo River. Through the pull-net investigation carried out jointly by the ecological environment and public security departments of cities and counties in Shaanxi Province, it was found on May 29 that the pollution was caused by three suspects driving tankers to transport the drilling fluid from Well Fuping Exploration 2 of Yanneng Joint Operating Department of North China Petrochemical Company of China to Yangjiawan Bridge of Fuxian County and discharged into Luohe River, which resulted in some rivers of Luohe and Fuxian County. Water pollution in section. At present, the case is being investigated and dealt with according to law.

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The full text of the briefing is as follows:

On May 27, a water pollution incident occurred in Yanan Fuxian section of Beiluo River. Provincial Party committees and provincial governments attach great importance to it. Hu Ping, Secretary of provincial Party committees, and Liu Guozhong, governor of provincial Party committees, have issued instructions for prompt disposal, ascertaining the causes and seriously investigating the responsibility of the incident according to law. Liang Gui, the executive vice governor of the province, made clear requirements for emergency handling, incident investigation and accountability investigation and supervised the whole process. In accordance with the requirements of the provincial Party Committee and the provincial government, the Provincial Department of ecological environment immediately organized forces to guide and coordinate the local governments along the Beiluo River to carry out emergency disposal work, and jointly directed the relevant departments of the provincial public security department to immediately carry out pollution investigation and joint investigation, and the relevant leaders and experts of the Ministry of Ecological Environment and the Northwest Inspection Bureau to guide the emergency disposal work on the spot. Through the continuous struggle of provincial, municipal and county governments and relevant departments at all levels, pollutants have been effectively intercepted and eliminated, and the causes of pollution have been identified.

I. Emergency Disposal

At 9:45 on May 27, the masses reported to the Fuxian Eco-environmental Bureau that a black water body about 6 kilometers long was found in the 15th Lipu section of Fuxian County of Beiluohe River. After receiving the notice from the general duty room of the provincial government and the report from the Yanan Eco-environment Bureau, our department immediately organized emergency response, monitoring and law enforcement forces led by the Department to rush to the scene in time to guide and assist the Yanan Municipal Government in its emergency disposal work. Provincial, municipal and county ecological environment departments jointly carry out emergency monitoring, timely grasp of water quality changes, scientific research and judgment, and carry out disposal work. Governments at all levels along the river have worked closely to take effective measures such as intercepting, storing, absorbing and degrading pollutants, and have constructed 27 activated carbon interception dams and river interception dams to intercept and eliminate pollutants. By 22:00 on May 29, the pollutants had been effectively intercepted and eliminated in the area of Yanan Luochuan of Beiluo River. The water quality of the polluted section of Beiluo River had reached the standard along the whole line and had not affected the downstream water quality. At 22:00 on May 30, the emergency response of cities and counties along the river was terminated. During the period of emergency disposal, the local government timely disclosed information, and the peoples production and life were normal.

II. Pollution Investigation and Case Investigation

The incident did not cause cross-city environmental pollution, and there was no drinking water source in the Beiluo River and the Weihe River downstream. According to the classification standard of environmental pollution incidents, this incident is a general environmental pollution event caused by illegal pilferage. Through the joint investigation of the ecological environment and public security departments of provinces, cities and counties, it was found on May 29 that the pollution was caused by three suspects driving tankers and transporting drilling waste fluid from Well Fuping Exploration 2 of Yanneng Joint Operating Department of North China Petrochemical Company of China to Yangjiawan Bridge of Fuxian County and discharging it into Luohe River, resulting in the water of some sections of Luohe River, Fuxian County and Luochuan River. Body pollution. At present, the case is being investigated and dealt with according to law.

3. Next step

In view of the recent water pollution incidents in Beiluo River Basin, the Provincial Department of Ecological Environment will carefully analyze and judge, find out the weak links, strictly enforce the law and supervise, and resolutely curb the recurrence of such pollution. First, the illegal act should be investigated and dealt with promptly. At the same time, the suspected environmental crimes should be transferred to the public security organs according to the procedure. Second, according to the Shaanxi Province Eco-environmental Damage Compensation System Reform Program and related requirements, the assessment of ecological environmental damage is carried out, the judicial appraisal is carried out, and the compensation for ecological environmental damage is implemented according to law. Thirdly, we should strictly implement the responsibilities of governments and departments at all levels, strengthen enterprise supervision, find loopholes, eliminate hidden dangers and effectively prevent all kinds of environmental violations.