The power of explosions –
Intelligence sources quoted by the German magazine der Spiegel believe that the pipelines were hit in four places by explosions with 500 kilos of TNT. German investigators took seismic readings to calculate the strength of the explosions. And they told the media that remote-controlled divers or robots may be able to visit the leak sites as early as this weekend.
Helsinki: the leaks in a chemical weapons landfill area
– According to the Finnish Environment Agency (Syke), the Danish Basin of Bornholm, where the first leak from the Nord Stream pipeline was detected on Monday, is the most important chemical weapons dump in the Baltic Sea. Syke says in a note that “the effect of gas leaks on chemical weapons is likely to be minimal, as they are buried several kilometers away, but the effects are still uncertain.” The agency said it will continue to investigate the matter together with the Chemical Weapons Prohibition Treaty Institute at the University of Helsinki, Finnish media reported.
Gazprom: “800 million cubic meters of gas missing” –
The spokesman for the Russian gas giant Gazprom, Sergey Kupriyanov, during a meeting within the United Nations Security Council, explained that at the time of the explosions, “according to current estimates, the three pipelines contained about 800 million cubic meters of gas. To be clear, it is the quantity of methane that Denmark uses in three months “. “Now we have started looking for possible solutions to restore the Nord Stream system – he added -. At the moment it is not possible to estimate the system restore times”.