'Black water that leaked into Dead Sea is clay soil and not crude oil': geologist

Jordan

Published: 2021-09-26 22:09

Last Updated: 2021-10-17 17:02


'Black water that leaked into Dead Sea is clay soil and not crude oil': geologist
'Black water that leaked into Dead Sea is clay soil and not crude oil': geologist

Sunday evening, the President of the Jordanian Geologists Association, Sakhr Al Nsoor, spoke about the black water that leaked into the Dead Sea.

He said in a statement to Roya that the black water is caused by mud and it contains organic materials and sulfur with the water.

It is possible that the black water is groundwater that came up to the surface or muddy rain water that has poured into the Dead Sea, according to the geologist.

He pointed out that this water is not crude oil, reasoning that oil would be found in great depths inside the ground and it behaves differently than clay soil when mixed with water.

Al Nsoor said “I can almost be certain that it is clay soil and not oil, because the odors emitted from it indicate that this is clay soil and not crude oil.”

According to Al Nsoor, the authorities took samples of the black water to be examined, and the results will appear within the next two days.