Investigation Raises Questions About Kalush Chemical Clean-Up

14 Dec 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KYIV, Ukraine

A recent investigation by the non-profit Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has raised questions about the clean-up of a hazardous waste sludge pit near the city of Kalush, in western Ukraine.Between 2011 and 2013, Israeli firm S.I. Group Consort Ltd. won $125 million USD worth of contracts to clean up the toxic chemicals leftover from potash mining in the region. The pit where the chemicals were being stored is located close to the Limnytsia River, a tributary of the Dniester, which is a major source of drinking water in the country as well as in neighboring Moldova.S.I. Consort declared that the area had been successfully cleaned up, and the Ukrainian Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources confirmed this...

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