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Terespol. Petroleum substance in the storm sewer. The police detained two suspects

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They released the waste into a storm drain, from there it flowed into a drainage ditch, where it was noticed by the residents. These are the findings of the investigators as to the reason why a petroleum substance was found in the storm drain in Terespol (Lubelskie Voivodeship). Two suspects were detained.

Someone polluted a storm installation in Terespol with a petroleum substance – such a report was received by the police on Tuesday (June 6th). “The impurities flowed into the drainage ditch, where they were noticed by the residents” – wrote Commissioner Barbara Salczyńska-Pyrchla from the Municipal Police Headquarters in Biała Podlaska in a communiqué.

Residents noticed that the water was pollutedKPP Biała Podlaska

The suspects are 27 and 51-year-olds from the Silesian Voivodeship

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The fire department and other services rushed to the spot. As emphasized by Kom. Salczyńska-Pyrchla, if not for their intervention, the life and health of the inhabitants could have been threatened, as well as a significant reduction in water quality.

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The police determined the place where the perpetrators released waste into the storm drain. They arrested two suspects. They are 27- and 51-year-olds from the Silesian Voivodeship, employees of one of the local companies.

They were detained on the premises of the principal’s company

The impurities flowed from the manhole into the drainage ditchKPP Biała Podlaska

“The men performed the service in our county, but the petroleum impurities that were supposed to go to the disposal company did not arrive there. The findings show that instead of utilizing the waste, (the perpetrators) decided to dispose of it in a different way” – the policewoman noted.

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The suspects were detained on the premises of the principal’s company, when they were preparing another transport of waste for transport. On Thursday (June 8) they were brought to the prosecutor’s office, where they heard the charges. They face up to ten years in prison.

Main photo source: KPP Biała Podlaska

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