Fire at “Spayka”: Damage from Toxic Emissions and Wastes Estimated

Fire at “Spayka”: Damage from Toxic Emissions and Wastes Estimated


The government has reacted to the powerful fire occurred in 'Spayka' transportation company. At the government meeting of 16 May Nature Protection Minister Aram Harutyunyan replied to the questions about probable consequences of the fore, which resulted in the emission of chemically hazardous compounds into environment, as persistent organic compounds were burnt down. Under the Minister, 'the area of the fire made up over 1500 square meters as of 16 May. Air pollution is controlled by Environmental Impact Monitoring Center. Smoke cloud was formed due to the burning of packages and other item and equipment. Under the initial data, there are no special problems,' the Minister said.

Under the data EcoLur has, as of 16:00 p.m. on 17 May the fire wasn't completely put off. This means that products of slow burning keep on being emitted into atmosphere. It's hard to determine the presence of a number of toxic compounds vie equipment, especially when the wind spreads smoke. Under computation models, Nature Protection Ministry is currently seeking to estimate not only the amount of emissions, but also the volume of hazardous wastes left after the fire.

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May 17, 2013 at 17:52