The fire that broke out on July 9 in the Nubarashen landfill was completely extinguished on July 13 as a result of the firefighting work that lasted about 5 days. According to the press release disseminated by RA Ministry of Emergency Situations, the accumulated garbage burned in the area of 4 hectares near the landfill site. One of the concerns of waste incineration is the pollution of the air with gases and harmful substances emitted as a result of waste incineration. Even without fire, methane and carbon dioxide are released from the landfill into the atmosphere.
Combustion of garbage and plastic releases carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide, dioxins, furans, and other hazardous substances that cause cancer, that impact especially nearby settlement residents. "Monitoring and Hydrometeorology Center” SNCO informs that 3 passive sampling points were studied in Nubarashen, the weekly studies of nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide in the atmospheric air from July 5-12 did not exceed the permissible limit concentrations.
July 15, 2020 at 17:47