Following the legal complaints of the Khuzestan Province DOE, the oil company was shut down yesterday.
(Iran’s Environment News Agency) – Ahmad Reza Lahijan Zadeh, the DOE Director General of Khuzestan Province said that the West Karun oil field is one of the fields in the Hoor-al-Azim wetland, and said, “The company in charge of the field, just as other companies, was obligated to follow the well-known required precautions and rules during its operations. Yet despite several meetings, much correspondence and a string of warnings, they still neglected to respond to mandatory commitments.”
Lahijan Zadeh said, “Following the legal complaints of the Khuzestan Province DOE, the oil company was shut down yesterday.”
According to the Khuzestan Province DOE head, some of the company’s activities leading to its shutdown included making camps and workshops within a wetland in Hoor-al-Azim, destruction of several hectares of wetland area caused by making unauthorized roads, removal of soil from the bed of the lagoon, and other unlawful activities.
Given its non-compliance with environmental issues and serially ignoring warnings, the DOE was obliged by law to put a halt to the group’s activities.