In Zaporizhzhia, rubber burning furnaces were found in Zavodskyi district, with smoke polluting the air.
The territory of the enterprise is heavily littered with rubber waste, tires, and covered with a layer of soot, the press service of the Zaporizhzhia City Council reports.
It is noted that the territory was inspected by a mobile group of law enforcement officers, representatives of the city council and the State Environmental Inspectorate. They examined the area with potential sources of air pollution, which was identified using a map of the spread of pollution.
The commission members found that the furnaces were operating at the time of the inspection and were emitting gray smoke with a pungent acrid odor. The furnaces were not equipped with dust and gas cleaning equipment.
"Next to the furnaces, at a distance of tens of meters, there were waste rubber, tires, as well as waste after incineration. The area at the indicated address is very littered and covered with a layer of soot. There was a strong smell of burning rubber," the report says.
It is noted that the fact of violation of environmental legislation was recorded by prosecutors, police officers and eco-inspectors.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that in June in Zaporizhzhia, in the Shevchenkivsky district, an entrepreneur resumed the activity of burning circuit boards, plastic and rubber in an artisanal furnace, as a result of which thick black smoke rises into the air. Local residents complained of a strong stench in the air.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, in August in the industrial zone of the Shevchenkiv district of Zaporizhzhia, it was discovered that an entrepreneur had installed a homemade furnace in which he remelts batteries.This activity produces black smoke with a very unpleasant smell.