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Sofia: 29 tonnes of toxic waste removed from Yana, no danger to people, but sharp smell may last for a few more days

Sofia: 29 tonnes of toxic waste removed from Yana, no danger to people, but sharp smell may last for a few more days

19 February 2019 | 12:22 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. 29 tonnes of toxic waste have been transported away from the industrial area at the village of Yana, there is no danger to people, but the sharp smell may last for a few more days, Krasimir Dimitrov, Emergency Aid and Prevention Director at Sofia Municipality, told Focus News Agency regarding the acute suffocating smell and presumably abandoned barrels as reported on Friday night. Yesterday all barrels were transported to a licenced storage site for such substances, located in the same area, 300 m from the place where they had been dumped, Dimitrov said. He added that the soil on the spot was being treated with hydrated lime and staff of the regional environment department stayed in the area for measurements.
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