Tag: Ohis
Macedonia 23.12.20 | 18:25

Greek company will clean the dangerous lindane chemical from Skopje’s OHIS plant

The Greek Polieco company won the contract to clear up the smaller lindane dump within the defunct OHIS chemical plant in Skopje. The contractor is hired to remove the toxic waste outside of Macedonia, through a UN program. It’s expected that the work will take between two and a half and three...

Macedonia 08.10.20 | 14:18

Toxic substance removed from disused Skopje chemical plant and sent to Germany to be incinerated

The vinyl chloride that were kept in the disused OHIS chemical plant in Skopje was finally removed from the plant. The toxic substance is one of the compounds still kept in OHIS, in rusting tanks that seep into the ground. An incident during the draining of a tank filled with another toxic substance...

Macedonia 06.08.20 | 19:38

After the explosion in Beirut, public demands the removal of chemicals from the abandoned OHIS plant in Skopje

The devastating blast in the port of Beirut drew the public attention to the old OHIS chemical plant in Skopje, which caused panic in November, when the emptying and cleaning of a rusting chemical tank emitted noxious fumes in the air. Methyl acrylate vapors found in the OHIS tank which burst last week Experts...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 13:33

Methyl acrylate vapors found in the OHIS tank which burst last week

Analyses have shown that vapors of the toxic substance methyl acrylate was found in the pipes of the chemical tank which burst late last week, causing a panic around the OHIS chemical plant in Skopje. Stip university experts examined the area and determined that the chemical was present in the spilled...

Macedonia 09.11.19 | 17:15

Government assures citizens over the toxic OHIS spill even as samples are still being tested

As the citizens of the south-eastern areas of Skopje remain panicked following the spill of tons of water mixed with the toxic substance methyl acrylate, authorities say that it will be days before tests are completed to determine the extent of the impact on public health. Deputy Environment Minister...

Macedonia 08.11.19 | 23:16

Owner of company which caused the OHIS chemical spill assures the public that everything is fine

Businessman Vlado Momirovski, who runs the company which had a major accident while removing hazardous chemical waste from the OHIS plant, assures the public that there is no danger to the lives and the health of the citizens living near the plant. It is finished, there is no danger, nobody is hurt....

Macedonia 08.11.19 | 19:40

Police, the army, environmental inspectors sent to the OHIS chemical plant after a toxic spill

Environmental inspectors and police teams remain in the OHIS chemical factory, where a spill of methyl acrylate alarmed the near-by residents with the smell that was spreading from the factory grounds. A military unit specialized in hazardous material was also seen by the press entering and leaving the...

Macedonia 08.11.19 | 16:44

Acrid toxic spill in the defunct OHIS chemical plant spreads panic among citizens

A leak of methyl acrylate occurred today in the largely defunct Communist era OHIS plant in Skopje. The smell of the toxic material used to make acrylic fibers alarmed citizens living near-by who alerted the media. The police intervened and later informed that the leak occurred after a tank containing...

Macedonia 27.09.19 | 20:54

Government elite travels the world at state expense while Ohis workers protest in front of empty building

The whole known and unknown government elite at state expense is traveling around the world to accept the tenth conditional unconditional recommendation to open negotiations, while Ohis workers in Ohis protested in front of an empty building today, activist Jovana Mojsoska from Levica said on Friday. 30...

Economy 09.06.19 | 12:05

VMRO: Zaev lied when he promised he’ll reopen the OHIS plant

VMRO-DPMNE released a video reminding Zoran Zaev of his promise that the large state owned OHIS chemical plant in Skopje will be re-opened. In 2017, Zaev personally promised that OHIS will resume work. He repeated his promise in 2018. It was all for nothing. OHIS remains closed. And this year, Zaev’s...

Macedonia 20.12.18 | 19:17

Park near Skopje closed for school trips, ground likely contaminated with poisonous substance

The Environmental Protection Ministry banned schools from organizing visits to the Pelenica park east of Skopje, because of fears that the soil could be contaminated with a dangerous, cancer inducing poisonous substance. Pelenica is close to the now largely defunct OHIS chemical plant. Large reservoirs...