published: 09.09.2013, 16:04 | updated: 09.09.2013 16:08:12
Lovosice - The Czech Environmental Inspection (CIZP) has decided to halt the demolition of the former Setuza chemical plant´s complex in Lovosice as tonnes of hazardous chemicals were found there, CIZP spokeswoman Simona Cigankova told CTK today.
Compounds of radioactive elements were also among the chemicals found in the plant, which was making oils of various farming crops, she added.
The SIZP inspectors will inform the Regional Office´s environmental section, the Lovosice Town Hall's building office and the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SUJB) about the preliminary report´s results, Cigankova said.
The CIZP will launch administrative proceedings on sanctions with the complex´s owner, the Wowitra firm.
The CIZP has ordered to take security measures in the complex. All works must be halted and hazardous substances must be secured to prevent their further leak into the environment as well as any unprofessional manipulation and the entry of unauthorised persons, Cigankova said.
"We will urge the State Office for Nuclear Safety to solve the situation," she added.
"There are tonnes of hazardous laboratory chemicals and further hundreds of tonnes of substances with risky properties, such as lipids, oils and oily water," Cigankova noted.
The inspection concludes that it must be investigated thoroughly what substances and in what amount are in the complex.
The Lovosice Town Hall has initiated the inspection in the plant.
"This is a former plant that is situated more or less in the town centre. Since it has a new owner who has launched demolition works there, we have called on the environmental inspection to check whether everything is in order. Now we are waiting for the inspection´s output," Lovosice Mayor Lenka Lizlova told CTK.
Setuza produced technical lubricants, oil bases as well as fodder mixtures.
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