Correction made by the National Audit Office about the audit "Activities of state in organising treatment of oil shale mining and processing waste"

5/29/2015 | 8:51 AM

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TALLINN, 29 May 2015 - The audit report of the National Audit Office ‘Activities of state in organising treatment of oil shale mining and processing waste’, which was published on 27 May 2015, regrettably contained incorrect information about the classification of phenol water or retort water as a by-product in the integrated environmental permit of Eesti Energia Narva Elektrijaamad AS. An additional analysis of the documents revealed that Eesti Energia AS burns phenol water in compliance with law, which is why the National Audit Office will change the conclusion it made in the report, i.e. that there is no proper legal basis for burning phenol water. The Environmental Board has granted the company the right to burn phenol water on the basis of the integrated environmental permits of Eesti Energia AS and since 31 December 2012, the activity of Eesti Energia AS in burning phenol water has complied with the conditions set in the integrated environmental permits.

The National Audit Office apologies for giving incorrect information.

Toomas Mattson
Head of Communication Service, National Audit Office
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