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Chemical emissions in Crimea: Emergency regime introduced in Armyansk

It is connected with the exceedance of the maximum permissible concentration of chemicals by more than five times
20:36, 14 September 2018

Krym.Realii

Emergency regime introduced in Armyansk due to the emission of chemicals at “Tytan” factory in Crimea. “Deputy Chief of the General Directorate – Chief of Directorate of Civil Protection of the General Directorate of Russian MChS in Crimea” Oleksii Fridman claimed this today, on September 14, Krym.Realii reports.

‘The Staff will adopt the decision and recommend the Armyansk City District Administration to introduce an emergency regime because we have the exceedance of the maximum permissible concentration chemicals by more than five times. It is a requirement for the introduction of the regime,’ Fridman said.

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He also claimed that the emergency regime is scheduled to be introduced yet today.

As we reported, an unknown substance was discharged in the air in Armyansk, North Crimea. A greasy mud with a yellow shade appeared on metallic objects, roofs, and leaves on the trees.   

Later, Sergey Aksyonov, “head” of the annexed Crimea claimed that the situation with the discharge of the unknown substance in the air goes beyond the norms.  

Related: Chemical emission in Crimea: Ukraine prepares appeal to OPCW

Moreover, toxic chemicals were detected in the air in the Kherson region, southern Ukraine.  

Refat Chubarov, Chairman of the Crimean Tatars’ Mejlis claimed that the evacuation of the children due to the emission of the unknown substance has begun in Armyansk.  

Earlier it was reported that the hit of the shells at the technological tanks during the training of the detachments of the Armed Forces of Russia became the reason for the chemical emission at the plant “Crimean Tytan”.  

Related: Chemicals emission in Crimea: 59 people leave peninsula, head to mainland Ukraine

On September 6, it was reported that the plant on the production of the titanium dioxide, the subsidiary of “Titanium investments” in Crimean Armyansk will completely stop to work on Sunday, September 9.  

Reportedly, 61 Ukrainian border guards were affected by the emission of chemicals. Five of them have been hospitalized. They are in Odessa Clinical Hospital of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS), the results of their tests will be known today.  

Related: Chemical emission in Crimea: Five Ukrainian border guards hospitalized

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