He regrets not putting the dead insects in a jar. This could be evidence of contamination
– This matter must be settled, as residents we want someone to be held responsible. In our opinion, President Janusz Kubicki is responsible for endangering our lives and health. He had many years to deal with the problem of illegal toxic waste dumps. He preferred to build swimming pools – says Bernard Dmuch, a resident of Przylep and co-author of the notifications submitted to Prosecutor General Zbigniew Ziobro and the prosecutor’s office in Zielona Góra. Six notifications were signed by 91 people – residents of Przylep, allotment owners and entrepreneurs who ran their businesses near the burned hall.
When a huge hall with toxic waste burned down in the Przylep district of Zielona Góra on July 22, it was another ecological disaster in the region. A year earlier, tons of dead fish were caught from the Oder River in the Lubuskie Voivodeship. – A curse or the result of the government’s negligence? – the residents asked. For the next few weeks, they waited anxiously for the results of air, water and soil measurements. The city hall and the mayor of Zielona Góra, Janusz Kubicki, reassured them: there is no threat to the health and life of residents. However, they complained of burning in the esophagus and stinging of the eyes. They were afraid that toxic substances and heavy metals from the burned barrels and dust from the hall’s roof covered with asbestos would get into the soil and groundwater. They were afraid to eat fruit and vegetables from their gardens, they showed a thick layer of black soot that covered garden equipment and blinds.
Today, the emotions related to the fire have subsided, but the fear remains. Residents have just submitted six notifications to the prosecutor general Zbigniew Ziobro and the Zielona Góra prosecutor’s office about the possibility of President Janusz Kubicki committing a crime. They point to him as responsible for endangering their health and lives because – according to the residents – he neglected his obligation to remove hazardous waste.
What exactly do they accuse the president of Zielona Góra and what does Janusz Kubicki have in his defense?
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