Release of red mud occurred in Ukraine

Release of red mud occurred in UkraineAt sludge warehouse N2 Nikolaev Alumina Refinery occurred massive venting waste — red sludge that is stored there, said deputy regional council Tatiana Fabrikova.

According to the MP, it turned Pribugskoe villagers, who talked about that a few days ago, the red dust covered trees and roads, it clearly stands out against the white snow.

Also sludge was in Balabanovo forest. The number of red particles in the air has reached such a concentration that significantly reduce visibility, and the cars have to pass on the highway with the headlights on. You can only breathe in respirators or by closing your mouth and nose with a handkerchief.

According Fabrikovoy, an emergency, she informed the head of the regional ecology Sergei Litvak and chief of the State Ecological Inspectorate in the Mykolaiv region Vitaly Babenko.

Litvack said that he knew about the situation in the sludge warehouse and advised to contact the Environmental Inspectorate. Babenko said that "all samples from normal slurry pits, and go to the place now, there is no one."

The deputy had to appeal directly to the Governor Nikolay Kruglov, who ordered the creation of an operational headquarters in the aftermath of an emergency environmental incidents, today members of the committee went to the slurry pits.

As explained by UNIAN Babenko, a special technique sampled soil, water and air will be determined by the damage soil fertility and forest plantations.

Last year, the release of red sludge in Hungary almost turned into an environmental disaster.

According to the newspaper VIEW, October 4, on a large alumina refinery Ajkai Timfoldgyar Zrt 160 kilometers west of Budapest was an explosion that destroyed a dam reservoir with toxic waste — the so-called "red mud".

After the explosion of the tank spilled about 1.1 million cubic meters of toxic substances.

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