Local emergency mode in the Udmurt Balezino removed

The state of emergency in an abandoned factory near the village Balezino in Udmurtia, where in December 2011, illegally leaked chemical waste is removed, said Tuesday the press service of the president and the government.

The decision to impose the regime of local emergency at the plant and on high alert in the village Balezino was taken on March 21. According to the national department of the Investigative Committee (IC), and chemical waste have been merged into the unused bitumen pit near the village at the end of December 2011. On this fact was prosecuted for violating the rules for handling hazardous materials and waste.

According to the Republican Rosprirodnadzor in tanks where the waste was delivered, was carbon tetrachloride, a liquid when heated distinguishes phosgene — a gas which was used as a chemical agent during World War II. Weight of the dangerous substance was estimated at 60 tons, mixing it with water, it could increase to 150 — 160 tons, according to the various departments.

"The work for the liberation of the area of the object with the bitumen tanks and equipment will be completed on May 23, and by the end of the week is scheduled to finish work on land reclamation," — said in a statement.

Resolution to lift the regime of local emergency has been signed by the head of municipal formation "Balezino area" on May 21.

Earlier, the press secretary of the President of Udmurtia Victor Chulkov reported that pit filled bitumen and bitumen extracted from it will be sent to the owner of the plant to take him in Cheboksary for disposal.

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