News Local Danger for public health in Kofinou

Danger for public health in Kofinou

The Environmental Conservation Organisation of Cyprus has voiced concern and joined its voice with the residents of the Kofinou area and particularly with regards to the problems caused by the severe stench and emissions resulting from the burning and treatment of animal waste in factories in the area. The problem has been recorded in a study by The Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK).

According to a statement, workers, residents, volunteers working at the Reception and Accommodation Centre for Applicants for International Protection and residents of the wider region are justifiably concerned and complain. The strong smell emitted by animal waste treatment and incineration plants near the Centre is affecting the quality of life and human health of the area, said the statement.

“The plants emit carcinogens due to the burning of waste, as well as leakages of liquid residues into the ecosystem. In many cases there is a strong odour and a release of gases. TEPAK’s study also states that the wastewater collection well located on the northeast side of the fenced area of the Centre should be upgraded, as it appears to have frequent overflow, resulting in a leakage of untreated sewage into adjacent land,” it adds.

TEPAK’s study shows that in addition to odour, volatile compounds and pollutants that are dangerous to health and even carcinogens are found in the air. The Environmental Conservation Organisation of Cyprus calls on the Government to take immediate action. The fact that no permissible limits have been set for most of the volatile compounds is not an excuse for not taking immediate action as the harm of these substances may prove to be extremely harmful and irreversible for human health, concludes the statement.

 

 

Top Stories

13-Cyprus back to double digits but no cases yet out of Larnaca and youth sampling programmes

  13 new cases of Covid-19 were detected in Cyprus in the past 24 hours out of a total of 3 thousand 220 diagnostic tests. The...

Police probe launched on Cyprus Investment Programme

  The Attorney General's Office has instructed police to start taking testimony in establishing possible criminal offences in the Cyprus Investment Programme following the conclusions...

Turkey issues latest NAVTEX in Aegean sea as tempers rise

  Turkey has continued its NAVTEX issuing tactics in the Aegean sea by issuing yet another maritime directive, this time involving a real fire military...

Paris knife attacker suspect confesses

  The man believed to have attacked and wounded two people with a meat cleaver is cooperating with the police and said he had targeted...

UK has no intention of approving direct flights to occupied north Cyprus

  The British government has once again officially made clear that it has 'no plans to approve direct flights between the UK and north Cyprus'. The...

Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...