In Sosnowice (West Pomeranian Voivodeship), waste from the illegal dismantling of decommissioned vehicles was unearthed. They were discovered in an area of approximately one hectare. After determining the amount of waste, the case will be reported to the prosecutor’s office. The perpetrator is still wanted.
The Provincial Inspectorate of Environmental Protection from Szczecin together with the police from Kamień Pomorski unearthed illegally buried cars, trailers and other car parts in Sosnowice. The landfill area covers approximately one hectare.
– The amount of waste is being estimated. We use the numbers to determine the number of vehicles that were illegally dismantled and their owners, said Michał Ruczyński, spokesman for the Provincial Inspectorate of Environmental Protection in Szczecin. – We check whether the waste is only in the first layer or lower. After determining the detailed data: quantity and type, the case will be reported to the prosecutor’s office, he added.
A concrete well was also found on the plot, into which various liquids were poured from buried vehicles, including: oils. The Regional Director for Environmental Protection has already been informed about the matter and is to check whether there has been any soil contamination.
The area where the waste was found belongs to the commune
– Another problem is the fact that this area is owned by the commune, so after all, the commune will be responsible for cleaning the area – said Ryczyński.
The Kamień Pomorski police said that the perpetrator was not at the scene and had not been arrested yet.
– There is an arrest warrant issued for him in another case related to drugs – said Senior Sergeant Katarzyna Jasion from the District Police Headquarters in Kamień Pomorski.
Illegal collection of waste in a place not intended for this purpose, without a permit, may result in a fine of up to PLN 1 million.
tvn24.pl, PAP, wios.szczecin.pl
Main photo source: Provincial Inspectorate of Environmental Protection in Szczecin