Ecological background in the Grodno region is absolutely normal. The head of the Investigative Committee told media on June 7 about the consequences of an accident at the GrodnoAzot plant.
On June 6, a spark got on a chemical leading to toxic fumes covering one of workshops. At least two workers died of poisoning. Several are still in hospital. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the article "negligence".
Ivan Noskevich, chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus:
I want to reassure residents of Grodno: although the accident did occur, thanks to the prompt and skillful actions of the Emergencies Ministry, the incident was quickly localized. Currently, the ecological background at the plant and in the entire city is normal; there are no areas of abnormal concentration of hazardous substances. So I want to silence all rumors in Grodno about some non-standard situation. In fact, everything is good: you can let children go to school or kindergarten. Please, do not spread unnecessary panic.