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Crude Accountability rejoinder to responses by KPO, Eni, Shell & KazMunaiGas

Author: Crude Accountability, Published on: 25 September 2018

Note: This is an unofficial English translation of the original Russian rejoinder available at the link below

...In response to KPO's allegations that the statements of Crude Accountability about the consortium's involvement in poisoning of children are groundless and unconfirmed, we draw attention of all interested parties to the following facts, which KPO persistently continues not to "notice." These facts are confirmed by documents and official references, in contrast to the unfounded allegations of the KPO's Corporate Communications department...The public and residents of the village of Berezovka do not believe in the objectivity of information from state bodies and KPO about the harmlessness of the company's operations, as the company pays for the activity of the private enterprise Gidromet Ltd, which simultaneously conducts production monitoring for KPO and provides data to local environmental authorities...[O]n December 3, 2014 the WKO [West Kazakhstan region] Public Prosecutor Serik Karamanov stated at a press conference that on the eve of the mass poisoning of children in Berezovka hydrogen sulphide was released at GP-3 complex gas processing unit due to an accident at a gas injection compressor...In March 2018, two children underwent in-depth examination at the Semashko Children's Center for Diagnosis and Treatment (Moscow), one of the oldest children's clinics in Russia. The girls were diagnosed with "toxic encephalopathy" (G92) - brain poisoning with hydrocarbons (X46)...Now the public has documented evidence of toxic poisoning of Berezovka children with hydrocarbons, the source of which was KPO activity...

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Related companies: Chevron Eni Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO) KazMunayGas Lukoil Shell