Sofia: Barrels of toxic and highly flammable material, 14 tonnes, found in industrial zone of Yana village18 February 2019 | 11:27 | FOCUS News Agency
He said a report of pungent suffocating odour and possibly discarded barrels in the industrial zone of Yana village was received Friday evening at 10:00 pm.
"By order of the mayor of the capital, Ms. Fandakova, an ad hoc committee was created with employees of the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water, the Executive Agency for Environment and Water, Fire Safety and Protection of Population, the mayor of the district was informed. We started together with the Fifth District Sofia Police Station investigative activities,” Dimitrov said. In his words, the assessments found that the area where the drums had been discarded was dangerous and toxic and the elements were highly flammable. He confirmed that there is threat to neighbourhood safety and an area of about 1.5 km was cordoned off.
He said on Sunday morning, a licensed company for hazardous waste treatment was called to take urgent measures to remove and transport the barrels. Today, the company continues its work dealing with remaining barrels and cleaning the soil.
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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 days19 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.Open in new tab