Caspian Countries Sign Protocol on Oil Spill Readiness

22 Aug 2011 by Local Press Report

The Caspian Sea littoral states on August 12 signed a joint protocol on oil spill readiness and reaction strategies. The five littoral countries signed the protocol during the third session of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea (Tehran Convention), Held in the western Kazakh city of Aktau. The document establishes that “the five countries undertake quickly responding, as well as notifying each-other about all possible accidents,” Kazakh Environment Minister Nurgali Ashimov said. He said his country already has a national plan for responding to such situations, and claimed that Kazakhstan’s drilling regulations at sea are the strictest...

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