Leakage of toxic compounds in the production company Orica

23 August, 2011


Major Australian multinational chemical industry, the world's largest explosives Orica, which has its production 50 countries of the world recognized, at one of its production sites leaked toxic hexavalent chromium, and the second time in two weeks.

По словам представителя компании Orica, сточные воды, уровень содержания мышьяка в которых превышает допустимые значения,  попали в реку Хантер в близи города Newcastle, staff New South Wales.  Кроме того, согласно сообщениям, вследствие утечки в районе города Кураганг и близлежащего Стоктона было выброшено небольшое количество шестивалентного хрома, который токсичен и способен вызывать раковые заболевания у людей.


Премьер-министр Нового Южного Уэльса Барри О’Фаррелл сказал, что информация об утечках токсичных соединений будет передана экспертам для независимого расследования. Он выразил недовольство несоблюдением химического гиганта Orica законодательства по экологии, which led to a threat to the environment and caused public concern.

Also recently Orica representatives held a public meeting with residents affected by the leakage area, who were dissatisfied with the lack of timely notification of the incident. After all, even small doses of hexavalent chromium can cause cancer in humans, and they have been exposed to this toxic compound in a long time.

In response to claims by residents, company Orica said, that of the first leak of toxic compounds reported to the authorities on ecology through the 16 hours after the accident, a time limit, statutory, is 24 hours, however, the government did not warn the public about it in three days.



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