Release of hazardous toxic odorant observed near Sumy

Source : 112 Ukraine

Locals are urged to close their windows and humidify the indoor air
11:32, 20 July 2020

A release of odorant was observed in the area of Sumy
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A release of a toxic substance - odorant, which has an unpleasant strong odor, was observed in the area of Sumy. This was stated by Deputy Mayor for SME issues Oleksandr Zhurba.

According to him, the odorant was released near the village of Hannivka on the night of July 19-20. Locals complained of an unpleasant odor.

"Low concentrations (of the odorant, -112 International.) (about four million pieces) cause skin and eye irritation, headache, nausea, slow breathing. If it is possible, close the windows; humidify the air in the room; if you feel any discomfort - seek medical help,” the official stated.

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He added that odorant is a toxic substance of the second hazard class of danger.

As we reported earlier, in Severodonetsk, Luhansk Region, a landfill for household waste caught fire.

In general, the landfill is provided with fire-fighting equipment, there is a water tank for 500 cubic meters, which is replenished from the well, there is a car for filling up fire places with water. However, the horse forest fire was too powerful, and the landfill staff was evacuated on July 7. upon returning, the workers saw that they were engaged in a large area of ​​the landfill, "the report said.

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