By Taziz Hasairi.
Tripoli, 17 April 2014:
The Abu Kamash chemical processing plant near Zuwara, closed since the revolution, has been found to . . .[restrict]be leaking dangerous acid from its storage tanks.
A report submitted to the government by Zuwara’s Bado Association for Environmental Protection has asked for hydrochloric acid at the plant to be transferred for safer storage after holes corroded in holding vats were found plugged with wood.
The report details a series of environmental breaches at Abu Kamash and concludes that it is not fit for purpose. It says that damage caused during the revolution has left chemical storage tanks beyond repair.
The hazards at the plant place in jeopardy three residential areas adjoining the facility and surrounding farms.