Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed the progress of capping activities of inferno at gas producing well of Oil India Limited (OIL) in Baghjan in Tinsukia district.
OIL stated that air quality monitoring was conducted in Baghjan and Guijan side and noise monitoring was conducted in Guijan Side. Sample of surface water and sediment from Dangori River were collected for analysis. Soil sample from Dibu- Saikhowa National Park (DSNP) was also collected. The team from ERM also conducted consultation with forest guards of DSNP and villagers of Erasuti village. Ecological survey within DSNP was also carried out by them. The study will be continued till one week beyond the date of capping the well successfully.
The company added, “Sample collection for monitoring of air quality and noise level is in progress for analysis. Recording of data at already installed analysers is in progress. Aerial survey of affected areas was carried out using drone fly camera on 6th & 7th July, 2020. Debris clearance as a part of site preparation for bio remediation job is being carried out along the roadside from the blow out well towards Maguri Beel”.