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Crimean Titan factory resumes its operation after pollution crisis

The locals reported on new air emissions on Crimean Titan about one week ago
22:38, 22 October 2018

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‘Titanium investments’ or more commonly known as ‘Crimean Titan’ resumed its operation on October 20, the press office of the Rosprirodnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources) reports.

‘On October 20, 2018, the members of Rosprirodnadzor took part in the running-in procedure of the equipment of the ‘Titanium investments’ plant,’ reads the message.

Related: Residents of Armyansk report on new emissions on Crimean Tytan

They claim that they take the samples of industrial emissions during the launch of the plant, inspect the gas-cleaning installations and control the air within the sanitary protection zone of the plant.

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.   

Related: Citizens of Crimean Armyansk report on new chemical emissions

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

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

Related: Five Ukrainian border guards still in hospital after chemical emission in Crimea

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 Titan”.  

Related: Chemical emissions in Crimea: Emergency regime introduced in Armyansk

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 Odesa Clinical Hospital of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS), the results of their tests will be known today.

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

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