One of the problems of Hor AL-Azim pond is occupancy of Drilling Oil Companies for oil exploration
According to the administrator of Department of Environment in Howayzah, Moussa Modheji, the pond is encountering the danger of pollution during the oil companies’ operations in the west of Ahwaz.
Modheji added that there were pipes prepared to entomb under the ground but seemingly this operation had been left unfinished. He warned that the unleashing of water into the pond before drilling operation can destroy the ecosystem of the pond.
Modheji stated that government formerly used to oppose the abandon of the water into pond in order to restoring the natural and economical life in the Hor Al Azim pond but today government claims that the water releasing into the pond can damage oil companies equipment which are ready to start drilling for oil in the Hor AL Azim pond.