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Wołomin. Another case of a hazardous waste landfill

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Firefighters on Tuesday evening were alerted to a landfill of hazardous substances in Wołomin. On the property at Łukasiewicza Street, someone left tanks with a capacity of one thousand liters. The services are checking whether the find poses a threat.

– A chemical rescue group with our firefighters from Wołomin was sent to collect samples and verify the potential threat. Actions are underway – the aspirant Jan Sobków from the District Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Wołomin told us after 8 pm. And he added: – It looks like in most cases of this type. Mauser tanks with a capacity of one thousand liters, in which various types of substances are collected.

He emphasized that “at the moment, the exact composition of the fluids is unknown.” A dozen or so firemen worked on the spot, including an operational group from Warsaw and the Provincial Headquarters of the State Fire Service.

“Plague” of illegal waste in Wołomin

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About the Wołomin is affected by the “plague” of illegal waste Mayor Elżbieta Radwan said at a conference in May. She reported at least a few cases of illegally dumped garbage in several towns in the commune. The services also discovered a landfill with dangerous substances on the property where the owner did not have permission to collect them.

Earlier, in early April, the Marshal’s Office received a notification on this matter. The situation was confirmed by a video recorded by the city guard in Wołomin using a drone. Later, the Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, Adam Struzik, also spoke about the problem. He turned appealing to the citizens to report similar cases.

According to the data of the Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection, approximately 30 illegal hazardous waste landfills are discovered annually in Mazovia. Therefore, the Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection has developed interactive form >>, through which – anonymously – you can report cases of, for example, an illegal landfill, warehouse or other activity that may affect the deterioration of the environment. Reports submitted in this way will go directly to the Department for Combating Environmental Crime of the Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection.

Main photo source: Mateusz Szmelter / tvnwarszawa.pl



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