Residents of Pyrgos, Moni, Monagrouli and Asgata communities on Monday blocked the road towards Asgata which is right infront of the elementary school therefor two hours in protest again the operation of two nearby asphalt plants.
They demand their immediate relocation since the smell and intoxicating fumes coming out of them are unbearable and very hazardous. Strong concerns are ongoing, since October 2021.
The four community leaders say the two plants emit strong suffocating odors into the atmosphere, especially in the morning hours. And that this causes respiratory problems and discomfort to the residents.
They also point out that there are serious risks to their health due to the carcinogens emitted.
The affected communities are demanding the immediate closure of the two factories and their relocation to sites away from residential areas.
They are warning of stronger measures to be taken if ignored.
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