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Became aware of the release of hazardous substances into the atmosphere when the explosion in Beirut

by alex

Стало известно о выбросе опасных веществ в атмосферу при взрыве в Бейруте

The explosion in the port of Beirut there was an emission in atmosphere of hazardous substances, warned in an official statement, the U.S. Embassy in the country. This is stated in the statement on the website of the Embassy.

“There are reports of toxic gases released during the explosion, so anyone nearby should stay indoors and to wear masks,” — said there.

Earlier it became known that the national security service of Lebanon five months ago launched an investigation in connection with the presence in the port of Beirut a large amount of ammonium nitrate, explosive substances. It was confiscated and stored on the ship under the flag of an African country.

A powerful explosion occurred near the port of Beirut on the evening of 4 August. According to the latest data of the Ministry of health, suffered more than 4 thousand people, killed more than 100. Affected many areas of the city, including were hurt in the blast at the Russian Embassy.

In law enforcement bodies of Lebanon said that the explosion occurred during welding work. The Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diyab said that the explosion happened because storage for six years in a warehouse in the seaport capital of 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate. When this volatile substance was there no preventive measures and threatened the security of citizens, said Diyab.

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