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Article

20 Nov 2008

Author:
Balkan Insight

Protest at Macedonia refinery over 'toxic air'

…[A] group of residents living near the OKTA oil refinery in Skopje have blockaded the factory’s entrance claiming to have been poisoned by toxic gases for years…They complain of high emissions of toxic sulphur dioxide gases…that have affected their health…The refinery says its toxic emissions satisfy current regulations…[P]eople…say they will stay on blockade until the refinery stops the alleged pollution…The government…is assessing the situation…The factory…is…owned by Greece’s Hellenic Petroleum.