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Toxic emissions from fire in hazardous waste incinerator in Chropyne
(Czech Rep.)

A major fire at a hazardous waste incinerator in Chropyne in the Czech Republic started November 14th. Incinerator and toxics waste stock is burning. Local government is asking people to stay inside, if possible, and to keep windows closed, because of escaping toxic gases. A temperature inversion is keeping fumes trapped low over town.
Seven fire brigades are fighting the blaze at the plant and a special anti-chemical vehicle has been called in because chemical substances may be washed away during the fire extinguishing. Fire service spokesman, Mr. Ivo Mitacek, says that this is not the first fire at the same incinerator - several smaller fires happened this year.

WCEF (in English)      BBC



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