Due to oil spill that affected the municipality of Västervik on July 29.
Is the oil dangerous?
The oil is likely to be harmful to health. It smells strong and you should avoid inhaling fumes. You should also avoid getting oil on your skin.
Can I swim in the sea?
If you see any oil in the water or smell oil, do not swim in the sea. If you do not see any oil or feel the smell of oil, it's ok to swim.
Can my dog take a bath in the sea?
If you see any oil in the water or feel the smell of oil, neither you nor your dog should swim in the sea. If you do not see any oil or feel any smell, it's ok to bath.
Can I drink the water from the tap?
The water is not affected by the oil spill. You can use and drink the water just as usual.
Who is responsible for the cleanup work?
The Coast Guard is responsible for cleaning in the sea. The municipality is responsible for cleaning the oil that reaches land. In those cases, the Coast Guard and the municipality collaborate.
How are the animals and nature affected by the oil spill?
Any form of oil is toxic and it negatively affects animals and vegetation.
What should I do if I have been in contact with the oil?
You should wash with soap and water. If you feel discomfort after inhaling fumes or from skin contact with the oil, call healthcare information at +46 1177.
What do I do if I find oil?
Use our reporting function for oil and oil-damaged birds and describe where you have found the oil. (In swedish only)
Can I volunteer to help in the cleanup operations?
At present, we do not need help from volunteers. If the need for volunteers changes, we will publish a request for volunteers on our website.
Where should I turn if I have questions about oil spill?
You can ask questions on Västervik municipality's facebook page or send us an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
What do I do if I find oil-damaged birds?
Use our reporting function for oil and oil-damaged birds and describe where you have found the bird.(In swedish only)