Mei Ta management involved in improper disposal of hazardous waste near Obrenovac

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The management of the Chinese-French company Mei Ta is involved in the improper disposal of hazardous waste near Obrenovac, and the citizens of Baric are only harmed by the auto parts factory, the VOICE portal writes today.

“The company was illegally trying to get rid of the accumulated liquid waste, by incineration, mixing with polyaluminum chloride and pumping it into various systems where the liquid would disappear,” explained an anonymous source close to Mei Ta, whose identity is known to the editorial office.

He added that the process of regulating waste in the factory has been reduced to dilution, while the rest is deposited or goes to the local sewage network.

In the internal correspondence of the employees in the company before the announced expert supervision, it is stated that the inspection will be told that the situation with the purification is temporary, and that then the inspectors will not cause them problems, VOICE writes.

With the contract concluded at the end of 2015 between the Republic of Serbia and “Mei Ta”, the company committed to an initial investment of not less than 60 million euros, with the creation of 770 jobs.

The state will allocate 21 million of the total amount as an incentive to foreign investors, that is, it will give more than 25 thousand euros for each employee, with the donation of about 14 hectares of land in Obrenovac.

In addition, for 16 hectares, the investor will pay a price lower than the market value, while the Republic of Serbia will give up its share in ownership, as well as potential revenues obtained through customs clearance, taxes and duties.

“In some locations, there are leaks from the canister, so the particles come into contact with the ground, and then enter the rainwater drains. The warehouses are full. There used to be operators who took away waste, but that was taken care of,” said the source.

VOICE states that some of the hazardous substances used in production plants are natural gas, various types of phenolic resin, sulfuric acid solution, as well as hexamine, a substance that can also be used to make explosives, and was found, for example, in the laboratory of the Nusra Front terrorists in Syria.

According to the source, the Environmental Protection Inspectorate would mostly look at the sky, and not at the real problems.

“There were rumors that the parts of the filters used to control gas emissions were extinguished, that a bypass was made. Tests and classifications of certain wastes were changed at the request of the company’s employees. Sand and other particles, grease can be found next to them and collectors. “If the sand manages to come from the Sahara, why not from the chimney of a plant that does not have adequate filters to keep it,” said the source.

Other benefits include free infrastructural equipment of the land, such as free water and garbage collection for three years, according to VOICE, Novi Magazin reports.

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