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Militants hit waste pond of Toretsk phenolic factory in Donetsk region

The attack creates a threat of environmental disaster, - Joint Control and Coordination Centre
20:21, 26 July 2018

korrespondent.net

Russian armed proxies shelled the waste pond of Toretsk phenolic factory in Donetsk region. The said attack causes a grave threat of the environmental disaster in the area. The Joint Control and Coordination Centre, JCCC, reported that on Thursday, with the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation quoting them later that day. 

'Russian Federation's illegal armed formations attacked the waste pond of chemical production of Toretsk phenolic factory. On July 25, 2018, the representatives of the Ukrainian side of the JCCC spotted an explosion of the artillery shell', the message said.

So far, the experts can't specify the intensity of the damage that the walls of the pot could have taken.

'The walls of the pot of the waste pond could be damaged. In that case, it could result in the poisonous liquid pouring into the groundwater, and then on into Kryvyi Torets river, which will inflict a large-scale environmental catastrophe in Donetsk region', the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported.

Previously, the Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories claimed that the dam of the storage of the factory was destroyed.

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