He said that the VUGD had managed to prevent oil products from reaching River Gauja.
According to him, most of the oil products flowed into the city's rain water sewer system. Fortunately, employees of the local government company Valmieras ūdens (Valmiera Water) have been cleaning up rain water sewers and managed to close the control lid in time, preventing fuel from spreading further into the system.
Krastins said that further major work is ahead of the company and the State Environmental Service (VVD). The soil has been soaked quite a lot. They will also have to follow up on what happens to the well water in the surrounding houses. Removal of consequences would require great effort and resources.
Valmierā turinām novērst dīzeļdegvielas noplūdes sekas. Vakar VUGD ierobežoja noplūdušās vielas izplatību - tika izvietota 41 absorbējošā bona un tagad tās tiek mainītas, bet ar vakuumsūkni no ūdens virsmas tiek uzsūkts piesārņojum. pic.twitter.com/NcURKpFAuA— VUGD (@ugunsdzeseji) October 9, 2020