Lebanon prepares to transport dangerous materials from the port of Beirut to be destroyed by Germany

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A company was commissioned "Combi Lift" German removed hazardous materials from the port after the explosion of hundreds of tons of substance Ammonium nitrate On August 4, 2020, more than two hundred people were killed and vast areas destroyed in the capital.

On Friday, the last 59 containers were transferred to the ship.

The CEO said "Combi Lift" Heiko Felderhof said the containers would be destroyed in Germany.

And he continued during the ceremony held at the port that "The ship is here and we’re leaving at the end of the week" to Germany.

Elias Aswad, head of the Lebanese-German Business Council, said the project was removed from the port "All toxic, carcinogenic and flammable substancesChemicals The highly reactive one that has been stored here for decades".

He added that the German company was in charge of processing "Only 49 containers of hazardous materials", Adding that they ended up processing more than 75 containers, of which 59 will be shipped.

He explained "It will be thrown away" Of another 15 containers "In a safe and environmentally friendly way"Without giving further details.

A chemicals expert running the process told AFP in February that Beirut averted a second chemical explosion.

Michael Ventler said that "He had never seen a situation like this before" In his lifetime, he described a mixture Chemicals That caused gaps in shipping containers.

He reported that the toxic and corrosive hydrochloric acid accounted for 60 percent of the chemicals handled by Combi-Lift.

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The German company “Combi Lift” was assigned to remove the hazardous materials from the port after hundreds of tons of material exploded Ammonium nitrate On August 4, 2020, more than two hundred people were killed and vast areas destroyed in the capital.

On Friday, the last 59 containers were transferred to the ship.

Combi Lift CEO Heiko Wilderhof said the containers would be destroyed in Germany.

“The ship is here and we will leave at the end of the week” for Germany, he said during a ceremony held at the port.

Elias Aswad, head of the Lebanese-German Business Council, said that the project removed from the port “all toxic, carcinogenic and flammable materials andChemicals Highly reactive that has been stored here for decades. “

He added that the German company was tasked with handling “49 containers of hazardous materials only,” adding that they ended up handling more than 75 containers, of which 59 will be shipped.

He explained that “15 other containers will be disposed of” in a safe and environmentally friendly manner in their places, “without giving further details.

A chemicals expert running the process told AFP in February that Beirut averted a second chemical explosion.

Michael Ventler said he had “never seen a situation like this before” in his life, in an exhibition he described as a mixture Chemicals That caused gaps in shipping containers.

He reported that the toxic and corrosive hydrochloric acid accounted for 60 percent of the chemicals handled by Combi-Lift.







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