aA
The first amounts of dangerous waste should be removed from the place of the recent large-scale fire in Lithuania's southern city of Alytus soon, the country's Environment Minister Kestutis Mazeika says.
Dangerous waste to be removed from fire place in Alytus
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

"We will probably start removing the waste today. Part of the fire fighters have left already and freed the way, so we can access that area. The remaining fire fighters are still working and some of the waste is obstructing work. That waste is already extinguished and we plan to remove it," the minister told BNS Lithuania.

The dangerous post-fire waste will be removed by state-run enterprise Toksika. Its managing director Arunas Dirvinskas told BNS Lithuania the enterprise was waiting for permission from the municipal emergency commission.

"We are on standby for a third day, awaiting the municipal emergency commission's permission that we can come and remove that waste," Dirvinskas said.

He said earlier there's around 300 tons of waste that needs to be removed. It will be moved to Siauliai District and burnt at a special power plant.

The fire at Ekologistika's tire storage facility in Alytus, covering an area of 2,000 square meters, broke out on Oct 16 and took several days to be extinguished.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Scientists: strict lockdown might be necessary as early as November

Under the most pessimistic scenario, a strict quarantine in Lithuania might be necessary as early as...

413 new coronavirus cases

On Monday, 413 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 11362 confirmed...

Lithuania hands in note to Minsk over Astravyets NPP

Lithuania has on Tuesday handed in a diplomatic note to Minsk over plans to launch power production...

Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda put on lockdown Nnew coronavirus restrictions in Lithuania (2)

Lithuania's government has on Monday placed Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda and another five municipalities...

766 new coronavirus cases

On Sunday, Lithuania already announced the record number of new coronavirus cases. 766 new cases...

Top news

Scientists: strict lockdown might be necessary as early as November

Under the most pessimistic scenario, a strict quarantine in Lithuania might be necessary as early as...

Lithuania hands in note to Minsk over Astravyets NPP

Lithuania has on Tuesday handed in a diplomatic note to Minsk over plans to launch power production...

413 new coronavirus cases

On Monday, 413 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 11362 confirmed...

Football and basketball officials say ban on fans in stadiums understandable

Lithuania's top football and basketball officials say the government's planned ban on fans in stadiums...

Colin P. Clarke, Asfandyar Mir | D+ nariams

Al Qaeda’s leader is old, bumbling, and a terrorist mastermind

Ayman al-Zawahiri isn’t trying to plan another 9/11 attack—because he doesn’t need to.

|Maža didelių žinių kaina