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SES publishes video showing change of guard at southern tar pond

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In order to prove wrong the public information reported by Skonto būve on the way Latvian State Environmental Service replaced security at southern tar pond, SES has published a video that shows the entire process.

The video shows how SES Director General Inga Kolegova, accompanied by the project leader and sworn court bailiff take over security over the aforementioned territory through peaceful talks and how they explain to representatives of Skonto būve the procedure by which their representatives will be allowed to enter the territory while it is controlled by SES.

«We believe Skonto būve had to leave. We had given them enough time for this to happen. We had hoped the company would clear out within the period of time given to them and would inform SES about it. We want to make it clear who the real owned of the object really is,» – said Kolegova in a conversation with Skonto būve representatives.

The video also clearly shows how Skonto būve employees take this information in a calm and reasonable manner and that they understand the situation and the new rules, as reported by SES.

«The rainiest season of the year is coming. It is now important to cover the southern pond before that happens in order to avoid potential risks to the environment and possible technical complications. This is why it is highly important for us to secure full control over the territory. We cannot wait any longer for the territory to be cleared in some unspecified time in the future,» – emphasized Kolegova.

In accordance with requirements of Personal Data Protection Law, faces of people seen in the video are covered.

SES notes that Skonto būve has been actively preventing the service from concluding the project lately. Following the cancellation of the contract on 8 July, the territory was to be cleared before 10 August. Skonto būve’s subsidiaries did just that – moved their machinery and equipment from the site. RD Consult security firm is now in charge of security over the southern tar pond. Skonto būve has the right to access its property and equipment that still remain on premises, but only with approval from SES.


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