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Someone left 65 containers with an unknown substance in the Kozienice Forest. The labels on the containers show that there may be solvents and strong degreasers inside. The investigation is conducted by the prosecutor’s office.

The District Prosecutor’s Office in Zwoleń (Mazowieckie Voivodeship) is conducting an investigation into the abandonment of 65 containers with an unknown substance in the Kozienicka Forest. A spokeswoman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Radom, Agnieszka Borkowska, said that an investigation had been launched in the direction of Art. 183 of the Penal Code, which reads: “who, contrary to the provisions, stores, removes, processes, collects, disposes of, transports waste or substances or recovers waste or substances in such conditions or in such a way that it may threaten human life or health or cause a reduction in the quality of water, air or the earth’s surface, or destruction of the plant or animal world, shall be punishable by imprisonment from one to 10 years.

“Substance samples will be analyzed”

On Monday, on a forest road near Augustów, located in the Pionki commune, in the middle of the Kozienice Forest, the forest guard found 65 containers with a capacity of 20 liters with an undetermined substance. The labels on the containers show that there may be toxic chemicals inside, mainly solvents and strong degreasers. The police secured the find from outsiders. The police are trying to determine who may have left the containers in the middle of the forest.

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The spokesman for the Provincial Inspectorate for Environmental Protection (WIOŚ) in Warsaw, Artur Brandysiewicz, informed PAP that the samples of the substance will be analyzed in the Central Research Laboratory of the Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection. “Once we receive the results, we will know what the substance is and what next steps to take,” the spokesman said.

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Leakage of a dangerous substance in Duchnice Mateusz Szmelter/tvnwarszawa.pl

Main photo source: TVN24



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