Chemicals found dumped in Rīga

The State Environmental Service (VVD) has found that chemical substances have been dumped in two places in Riga, VVD said Thursday.

Several packages containing mineral fertilizers, as well as other packages containing unknown chemicals and their residues, were dumped in Bukulti, Jaunciema Avenue 19D, and Jugla, Pakalnieša Street 11.

VVD is urging residents and companies with any information, video or photo  to report uncharacteristic or suspicious  vehicle movements in those areas from March 4 to 6.

Currently, in co-operation with Riga local government and Riga Forests Ltd, the collection and further management of chemical substances and other waste is organized.

VVD has initiated an administrative violation case for the violation, within the framework of which procedural actions are performed in the determination of the persons responsible.

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