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Kyiv court bans work of plywood plant due to air pollution
13:53, 14 December 2016
Kyiv court bans work of plywood plant due to air pollution

The enterprise uses wood as fuel without permission

13:53, 14 December 2016

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Dniprovsky District Court of Kyiv forbade the work of the plywood factory "Fanplit" because of air pollution. This is stated in the court decision of December 9, reports Ukrainian News daily.

It is noted that the prosecution office appealed for the court to ban the use of heating equipment of the plant that operate due to burning of wood chips. Prosecutors also requested to ban dismantling and usage of equipment for burning wood chips connected to the thermal oil installations.

During the preliminary investigation the information appeared in the Internet and media that the plant "Fanplit" emits air pollutants.

It was also found out that the residents of the housing complex located nearby constantly complain to the Dniprosky District Administration that the plywood factory pollutes air. People who were questioned testified that they constantly smell wood, smoke and chemical smell.

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The investigation confirmed that the company exceeds the allowed norms of air pollution. In particular, it is stated that according to the inventory report of pollutants emissions, the use of fuel gas is provided at the CJSC "Fanplit". However, the company is using wood as fuel without proper authorization.

The court considered prosecution’s appeal and satisfied it in full.

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