Plant for the production of titanium dioxide – a branch of LLC “Titanium investment” in the Crimean Armyansk, will completely suspend operations on Sunday, September 9. About this informed the General Director of factory Andrey Akulov at the meeting of the operational headquarters in Armyansk on Wednesday, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
“We are planning to stop the production process. Five of the eight furnaces still in operation. By 8 September stops one more oven, remain in operation four, 9 Sep stop all furnaces,” said the CEO.
We will remind, the head of the Kherson regional state administration Andrey Gordeev said that the plant “Crimean Titan”, which became a source of chemical emissions in occupied Crimea, is still not stopped.
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, “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 Armenian branch of “Titanium investment” in connection with excess of maximum permissible concentration of sulfur dioxide (sulphur dioxide, SO2) in the North of the Peninsula.
Sulfur dioxide, or sulfur oxide (IV) is a sulfur compound with the oxygen composition of SO2. Under normal conditions, this colorless gas with a characteristic pungent smell (smell of a lighted match). Very toxic. Symptoms of poisoning with sulphurous gas are runny nose, cough, hoarseness, severe sore throat and a peculiar taste. Inhalation of sulfur dioxide higher concentrations, asphyxiation, speech disorder, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, and possible acute pulmonary edema.