The experts assessed the possibility of disaster due to fire in the Yerevan chemical plant

© Sputnik / Asatur Yesayants a fire at the Nairit chemical plant in Yerevan, Armenia. 28 August 2017The experts assessed the possibility of disaster due to fire in the Yerevan chemical plant© Sputnik / Asatur Yesayants

International experts who have studied after the fire the situation in the Yerevan chemical plant Nairit, said at a meeting with Minister of emergency situations of Armenia Davit Tonoyan that the threat of major disaster, the company has not reported on Saturday on the Ministry’s website.

A fire at the Nairit plant began on August 28, he was awarded the second degree of complexity. I worked at a place more than 100 rescue workers, firefighters and employees of the group crisis management Center. On the same day the fire was localized and completely extinguished only on August 30. In the rescue service Ministry of emergency situations of Armenia reported that burned four tanks with lacquer-retinolum.

The next day after the fire Yerevan appealed to international organizations with a request to send to the country expert mission to study the situation at the plant. Through the office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs of the UN on this appeal responded to the Center coordinating the emergency response of the European Union and the Swiss Agency for development and cooperation. In Armenia was sent to the French specialist William Cruz-Morey, as well as experts from Sweden and Switzerland Melvina Heden and Lauren Nicole.

«According to the study of the expert group, the threat of a major disaster at the plant «Nairit» no. The experts suggested in place to ensure proper labeling, a modern re-packaging, appropriate storage of chemical materials to be stored temporarily, as well as proper management to reduce the risks of accidents», — stated in the message.

According to the press service, present at the meeting, UN resident coordinator in Armenia, permanent representative of the United Nations development Programme (UNDP) Bradley Busetto assured that the country provided assistance will continue, and experts will be available for consultation after the completion of his mission in the country.

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