© Photo : MOE Assistrance fire service in extinguishing a fire at the elektrotsink plant in Vladikavkaz. October 21, 2018© Photo : Russian emergencies Ministry
Excess of norms of maximum permissible concentration (MPC) of harmful substances in air samples taken within two days after the fire at the factory «Electrozinc» in Vladikavkaz, were not identified, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday in the regional Department of Rospotrebnadzor.
The fire at the plant broke out in the night on Sunday, originally it covered an area estimated at 500 square feet, it then increased to 1 thousand square meters, then up to 4.5 thousand. During the fighting killed one firefighter and two others injured. 13.12 in the fire was localized and completely eradicated in 15.33. The operation of the plant after the fire is suspended, the decision on the resumption of its work will assume leadership of the «UMMC-Holding», which includes the company.
OJSC «Electrozinc» is one of the leading enterprises of nonferrous metallurgy of Russia, the largest industrial enterprise of the Republic of North Ossetia — Alania. The plant area is 70,2 ha. The factory is located in the North-Eastern part of Vladikavkaz.
«In the samples, which were taken on Monday and this morning, exceeding the norms of maximum permissible concentration is not revealed, they all meet the standards,» — said the Agency interlocutor.
She also noted that from Stavropol received the preliminary results of the swabs taken for the maintenance of salts of heavy metals. «Previously, all in norm», — said the Agency.
On Monday evening in Vladikavkaz gathered several hundred people, who demanded to close the factory «Electrozinc». It went to the head of North Ossetia Vyacheslav Bitarov, who promised that the issue will be tabled for discussion during the meeting with the leadership of the country. He also said that the problem will be considered next Thursday at a meeting of the Republican Parliament. After meeting with Biurowym people left the area.
Earlier Bitarov said that the plant should be closed if his leadership could not provide ecological safety of the enterprise, the need for closure «elektrozink» said the mayor of Vladikavkaz of Maharbek’re still.
UMMC reported that the total elimination of production in Vladikavkaz is not on the agenda.