The Residents of the Village of Berezovka in Western Kazakhstan Oblast, where in November of last year children and teachers fainted in the local school, will be relocated by the end of next year and the company Karachaganak Petroleum Operating BV will foot the bill.
The residents of the village of Berezovka in Western Kazakhstan Oblast, where, in November of last year children and teachers fainted int eh local school, will be relocated by the end of next year and the company Karachaganak Petroleum Operating, B.V. will pay the bill, sated Vice Primier of Kazakhstan, Berdibek Saparbaev, on Friday.
“Today the decision was made—all the residents, 1581 people, will be relocated at the expense of Karachaganak. The relocation will take place in two stages. During this hear, 127 families will be relocated and the rest will be relocated by the end of next year,” said Saparbaev during a briefing.
Simultaneously he underscored that, as before, specialists make no connection between the instances of fainting in the local schools with the activity of the Karachaganak oil and gas condensate field and its related production. “Here our environmentalists, other specialists, and psychologists worked. The impact from the Karachaganak Oil and Gas Condensate factor and the elevation of toxic substances in the atmosphere was not found,” noted the vice premier
Saparbaev did not exclude the fact that one of the reasons for the incident could have been the violation of environmental norms and standards in work that occurred close to the school, where the suffering children were studying. “According to our data, there is an influence of котельных, which are located not far from the school—smoke stacks, which do not comply with all of the stndards,” he explained.
“We have helped all no needed treatment; in Kazakhstan and abroad, treatment was provided in sanatoriums,” concluded the deputy Premier Minister.