Gulf Oil and Gas accountACCOUNT

Hazards of Hydrogen Sulfide Due to Kuwait Gas Leak

Source: KUNA 10/17/2012, Location: Middle East

Share |
The health hazards that could result from exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas depend mainly on the level of its concentration and the duration of exposure, Dr. Hamad Al-Shatti, consultant of occupational health at the Kuwaiti Health Ministry said.

"Inhalation of the gas could result in inflammations in the eye, nose and throat while serious cases could lead to suffocation," Dr. Al-Shatti told KUNA. He advised the residents to remain indoors until the gas leak is put under full control and the chest patients to be more careful and check with their doctors if need be.

In similar statements to KUNA Deputy Director-General of the Public Environment Authority (EPA) for the Environment Affairs Ali Haidar said the measures adopted by KOC to control the situation are "fully sound and meet the internationally-recognized safety regulations." "KOC's technical teams, in collaboration with the EPA experts, burn the hydrogen sulfide emitting from the damaged oil well and detect the concentration levels of the gas countrywide," he said.

"The readings of air pollution, taken by the EPA show that the concentration levels vary from one area to another but don't pose health hazard," Captain Haidar affirmed. "Things will be back to normal after the completion of the gas burning operation and controlling the ensuing smokes," he added. Meanwhile, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education Mohammad Al-Kandari said no decision was made to halt schooling as a result of the gas leak.

"The Ministry received no warning in this regard from the EPA, which is the local environment watchdog; so schoolchildren and students have to go to school as normal tomorrow Thursday," Al-Kandari noted. He added that the medical teams at schools are well-trained and ready to offer first aid if need be and the school clinics are well-equipped for handling any emergency.

Oil Spill & Emergency Response News in Kuwait >>

Iraq >>  5/14/2018 - KBR, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Basra Oil Company (BOC) for the development of the Majnoon Oil Field in Basra, Iraq. Under the terms of the c...
United Arab Emirates >>  5/14/2018 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed a project development agreement with Cepsa of Spain for a new, world-scale Linear Alkylbenzene (...

United Arab Emirates >>  5/13/2018 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) unveiled plans to invest AED 165 billion (US $45 billion) alongside partners, over the next five years, to ...
Saudi Arabia >>  5/5/2018 - Saudi Aramco has further expanded its In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program and strengthened its relationship with local industry players by awar...

Saudi Arabia >>  4/30/2018 - KBR, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and SABIC as the second Project Management Contractor (PMC) to provi...
Saudi Arabia >>  4/30/2018 - Rowan Companies plc expects that four of its idle jack-ups will be leased to ARO Drilling to fulfill four three-year contracts that ARO Drilling has b...

Related Categories: Ecological & Environmental  Emissions Measuring  Environment Management, Consultancy  Environmental Services  General  Hazardous Waste Management  Oil Spill & Emergency Response  Safety Services  Waste Disposal 

Related Articles: Ecological & Environmental  Emissions Measuring  Environment Management, Consultancy  Environmental Services  General  Oil Spill & Emergency Response  Safety Services  Waste Disposal 


Kuwait Oil & Gas 1 >>  2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

More News

 

Oil & Gas Companies in Kuwait >>


Related Links

Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Privacy Policy.