One hundred fifty human rights and environmental NGOs from all over the world petition the Russian authorities to free Evgeny Vitishko immediately. On 15 April …
Karachaganak: Children in Exchange for Oil
The film “Karachaganak:Children in Exchange for Oil” deals with tragedy that occurred in the Kazakh village of Berezovka on 28 November 2014. Emissions from the …
Global Day of Solidarity for Russian Environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko
Crude Accountability participated in a global day of solidarity for Russian Environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko on February 18, 2015. 47 international non-governmental organizations and individuals …
Authorities tell Berezovka, “No!” (Photo, video, timeline)
On January 20 in the village of Berezovka in Burlin District of Western Kazakhstan Oblast the authorities met with local residents and told them …
More Illness in Berezovka, Kazakhstan near the Karachaganak Oil and Gas Condensate Field
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has put together video coverage of the current situation in Berezovka, Kazakhstan, where more children were struck ill today. The village …
80% of children from Berezovka village suffer from lung diseases – Regional Department of Health
The Regional Department of Health published results from medical examinations of Berezovka’s residents. According to the Regional Department of Health, half of adult residents suffer from various diseases. This was reported by a news agency Uralsk.info
A half of Berezovka’s residents suffer from various pathologies
Medical examinations indicated that respiratory diseases were identified in 30.7% (206 people) of 670 people; 80% of 206 people are children
В Березовке сегодня вновь падали в обморок школьники
Сегодня шестерых школьников села Березовка Западно-Казахстанской области прямо с уроков доставили в сельскую амбулаторию после обморока. Это третий за неделю случай массового отравления в селе, расположенном рядом с нефтегазовым месторождением Карачаганак. Репортаж Азаттыка из села Березовка.
Children Continue to Faint in the Village of Berezovka (Photo Report)
Yesterday, on December 4, in the village of Berezovka several more children were hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning by an unknown gas. Journalists witnessed this. This second instance of poisoning of children was cause for an emergency gathering of the villagers.
Mass Poisoning of the Children in Berezovka: Causes of the Emergency and the Account of Events
On November 28, 2014, at least 19 children and three adults lost consciousness in the school of the village of Berezovka, West Kazakhstan, and were taken to the Burlin district hospital in the city of Aksai. Six children were later transported to the regional hospital in Uralsk. On November 29, the Deputy Head of the Regional Health Administration, M. Aymurzieva reported that there has been exposure to an unknown toxic substance. On December 3, Regional Prosecutor S. Karamanov stated that gases were emitted within the territory of the Karachaganak oil field in excess of the maximum permissible concentrations of hazardous substances.