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OSCE | Donbas tailings storage facilities

939 millions tons of industrial waste are stored in tailings facilities in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, the conflict is increasing the risk of a serious environmental emergency through direct damage, and by mines and heavy fighting obstructing access for assessments and repairs.

PAX | A river of death

Rivers of crude oil and oil waste are flowing through northeast Syria, with no solution in sight for the thousands of people affected by the pollution.

Whilst arson is suspected, according to @CopernicusEMS, the weather-related fire danger in the region is 'extreme'
(4/4)

The air quality impacts may have been exacerbated by burning rubbish as a dump site sits within the burned area - but fires narrowly avoided an abandoned military site (3/4)
https://t.co/L9Ir4tZaj5

Black smoke from the fires indicates intense burning - confirmed via high satellite detected 'fire radiative power' values - and thus likely poor air quality for the downwind cities Severodonestk and Lysychans'k (2/4)

Fires nr. Severodonetsk in #Ukraine, 20km from front line, may have been exacerbated by delays to fire fighting planes - the local governor reported that the separatists refused to ensure their safety. The fires have killed 5 & destroyed 100+ homes (1/4)
https://t.co/KfrJ1niwy7

Just 3 locations in the conflict area, there are many others. Conflict parties must do what is necessary to mitigate the risks they pose, this includes demining, not conducting operations in their proximity and reaching local ceasefire agreements for inspections and repairs. 5/5

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Whilst arson is suspected, according to @CopernicusEMS, the weather-related fire danger in the region is 'extreme'
(4/4)

The air quality impacts may have been exacerbated by burning rubbish as a dump site sits within the burned area - but fires narrowly avoided an abandoned military site (3/4)
https://t.co/L9Ir4tZaj5

Black smoke from the fires indicates intense burning - confirmed via high satellite detected 'fire radiative power' values - and thus likely poor air quality for the downwind cities Severodonestk and Lysychans'k (2/4)

Fires nr. Severodonetsk in #Ukraine, 20km from front line, may have been exacerbated by delays to fire fighting planes - the local governor reported that the separatists refused to ensure their safety. The fires have killed 5 & destroyed 100+ homes (1/4)
https://t.co/KfrJ1niwy7

Just 3 locations in the conflict area, there are many others. Conflict parties must do what is necessary to mitigate the risks they pose, this includes demining, not conducting operations in their proximity and reaching local ceasefire agreements for inspections and repairs. 5/5

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