The main source of negative influence of the plant “Crimean Titan” on the environment and population health is not an acid storage, and emissions. This was stated by Deputy Minister of ecology of Ukraine Viktor Vakarash, reports “UKRINFORM”.
This is the conclusion he came to after examining the cross-sectoral delegation of the situation in Elancecom and Chaplinka districts of Kherson region due to the operation of the plant “Crimean Titan”, explained Vakarash.
“At first glance, the reason is not in the drive. The main reason is emissions. The main reason for that. This is, by far, not evaporation,” – said the Deputy Minister. To such conclusion came the experts, who visited in the vicinity of the factory districts of Kherson region.
As previously reported, in the city of Armyansk in the North annexed the Crimea there was an emission into the atmosphere of substances of unknown origin. On metal objects, rooftops, on the leaves of the trees formed oily coating having a yellowish tint. First, the representatives of the occupation authorities did not recognize the problem, but on 4 September the “Crimean government” for the first time stated that the maximum permissible concentration of sulfur dioxide in Armyansk and nearby towns exceeded the norm. Children were evacuated, local residents encouraged to spend less time outdoors.
The “power” of the Crimea in the night of September 4 announced the decision to stop at two weeks the work of the branch “Titanium investment” in Armyansk in connection with excess of maximum permissible concentration of sulfur dioxide (sulfur dioxide SO2) in the North of the Peninsula.
The head of the Kherson regional state administration Andrey Gordeev on the morning of 6 September reported that the plant continues to work, then came the message of the General Director of factory Andrey Akulov that the production process will be completely shut down on Sunday, September 9.