Contents tagged with chlorine

  • UN warns of humanitarian disaster due to hostilities in the Donbas

    The UN is concerned that the increased hostilities near the water supply infrastructure in the Donbas may lead to the leakage of lethal chlorine gas, as stated by the UN Resident Coordinator, Neal Walker, Radio Liberty reports.

    Walker said that during the past few days, two water treatment plants on both sides of the demarcation line were fired at.

    "The UN is extremely concerned about the possible leakage of the dangerous chlorine gas stored at both plants. If one 900-kg container is …

  • UN warns of high risks of a chemical disaster in the Donbas

    The UN Special Rapporteur on issues of hazardous materials warned of the high risks of a chemical spill in eastern Ukraine, which is fraught with disastrous consequences for the health of the local population and the environment, reported the UN News Center.

    Baskut Tuncak, the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, reminded that there are large chemical and industrial plants located in the …