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Huge dump of poisonous waste uncovered in Auce

A stash of about 40,000 liters of harmful chemicals dumped illegally has been found in Auce, southern Latvia, the State Environmental Service said June 30.

The service has asked the police to start an investigation over the c. 40,000 liters of chemicals dumped in 200 metal and plastic barrels. 

Part of the barrels are uncovered and some have started leaking. The barrels have labels that however are not likely to correspond to their content, the service said. 

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