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janissuipe Deliberate ketazine spill. ~1000 tons. How dangerous is this?
During April and May approximately 500 to 1000 metric tons of chemical waste was spilled in 20 places, mostly onto rural dirt roads, on the side of wheat fields or in a ditch next to dirt roads.
This fact was made public at the end of May, the delay was so that the police could catch the truck driver. They did, he's under arrest. The preliminary analysis of the VVD (Our EPA) stated that the pollutant is possibly ketazine a byproduct of POROFOR (AZODICARBONAMIDE) manufacturing.
Here are some videos of the spill:
The videos contain the info I have laid out here.
https://www.facebook.com/pl[…]ideos%2F2215514648544196%2F
https://www.lsm.lv/raksts/z[…]e_ffjpdPrmgWMAWDUnTWRr1ryKI
Map of the spills:
http://www.vvd.gov.lv/[…]/bilde%20Evita%20gatava.png
The pollutant is brownish and when evaporates makes brownish crystals. During these past two months it has evaporated or seeped into the ground leaving scorched dead plants and small animals. The VVD say that this stuff is a localized pollution that does not affect the groundwater or anything else and most of it must have "harmlessly evaporated". No cleanup has been made and there was only a plea from the gov. VVD to the alleged polluting factory to clean it up. At first they had no comment then they started to deny everything. Considering that they are the ONLY factory with ketazine as byproduct in this country and possibly the neighboring too, it may be pretty obvious who's the guilty one.
These are the "alleged" polluters and their production portfolio.
http://www.biolar.lv/en/products.html
Our VVD ir understaffed and underpaid (what a shocker) and possibly corrupt. Tomorrow is the press conference fortunately with lab results determining exactly which chemical it is and I'm planing on attending it and asking some tough questions, with your help of course.
So if you could chime in with your expertise on some of the official version.
1) Is ketazine really a waste product and not something that has value or application?
2) Is ketazine a byproduct of POROFOR (AZODICARBONAMIDE) manufacturing?
3) How cancerous/dangerous is it?
4) What cleanup should have been made?
5) What measurements and controls should be done to check soil, groundwater.
6) This is in EU, which agency has cleanup guidelines or to whom can we complain.
7) How to get the polluter by the balls.
TL;DR;
Deliberate ketazine spill. How dangerous is this? Cleanup guidelines.

It would mean a lot if You could answer any of these questions or point to the right direction. Thanks.

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antuJIME In these days I am working on "country profiles on municipal waste management" ( https://wmge.eionet.europa.eu/Muncipal ), but the link does not work anymore since this afternoon. Please let me know what's happening. Thank you

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