The state Duma will request information on the fire at the plant in Vladikavkaz

© Photo : MOE Rossiyaskaya on the elektrotsink plant in Vladikavkaz. October 21, 2018The state Duma will request information on the fire at the plant in Vladikavkaz© Photo : Russian emergencies Ministry

The state Duma instructed the relevant committees to request the health Ministry, emergency Ministry and Rospotrebnadzor the information in connection with a fire at the plant «Electrozinc» in Vladikavkaz.

The instruction was prepared and submitted for consideration the lower chamber of Parliament, the state Duma Deputy Zurab Makeev. Parliamentarians supported the document at the plenary session on Tuesday.

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.

«…To instruct the state Duma Committee on security and combating corruption to request the Ministry of the Russian Federation for civil defense, emergencies and elimination of consequences of natural disasters: data on the causes of the explosion and fire at the company OJSC «Electrozinc» October 21, 2018; and information about consequences of emission of combustion products and other substances in the explosion and fire», — stated in the text of the Ordinance.

Besides, the parliamentarians requested the Committee of the state Duma to request from agencies information about what the lab and monitoring systems are currently in use to determine the state of the environmental situation in Vladikavkaz and adjacent areas, technical parameters specified laboratories and monitoring systems, the presence of any harmful substances in the atmosphere, soil and water they allow to analyze.

«…To instruct the state Duma Committee on health to request the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation data on the impact of the enterprise JSC «Electrozinc» in the circumstances, annually increase the number of oncological diseases in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania», — stated in the order.

The MPs also instructed the state Duma Committee on ecology and environment protection request with the Federal service for supervision of consumer rights protection and human well-being information on whether the sanitary-protective zone around of JSC «Electrozinc».

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.

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