Friday, 30 March 2018

Russia state of emergency as toxic dump fumes hit town of Volokolamsk, north-west of Moscow

Russian officials say a state of emergency will be declared in the town of Volokolamsk, north-west of Moscow, where thousands have protested over toxic fumes from a landfill site.

Hydrogen sulphide in the town's air was at least 10 times above the permitted level on Thursday, although locals said it was far worse than that.

There are plans to evacuate mothers with infants to health facilities.

On 21 March, 57 children who had nausea and headaches were taken to hospital.

BBC      News.

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