The Prosecutor’s office of the ARC: Factory Titan 2016 evading payment of the environmental charge

Прокуратура АРК: Завод Титан с 2016 года уклоняется от уплаты экологического сбора

Enterprise “Crimean Titan”, which in the Northern part of the occupied Peninsula of Crimea, in 2016 not mainland Ukraine pays an environmental fee. This was stated by the Deputy Prosecutor of the ARC Igor Ponochevny, reports “Crimea.Realities”.

He said that for two years the environmental fee is not paid and the company was paying at a reduced rate, as indicated in documents a lower class of waste.

In fact was opened criminal proceedings under article 364 of the criminal code of Ukraine.

“Officials of the plant “Crimean Titan” was placed in the Kherson region a waste, a class which is different from the one they declared in the documents and, accordingly, for which pay taxes to local budgets in Kherson region. There are different classes of waste, respectively, different types of tariffs are charged for a particular class of waste. “Crimean Titan” declared one class of waste, lower actually placed waste is quite different, for which the rate is much higher and the shortfall in the budget was also much higher,” explained Ponochevny.

These facts, he said, was established through forensic examinations. In addition, calculated economic losses.

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.

Plant for the production of titanium dioxide – a branch of LLC “Titanium investment” – fully suspend work on Sunday, September 9.

Sulfur dioxide, or sulfur oxide (IV) – 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.

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