Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Deputy Minister Admits Authorities Should Have Investigated Graphite Rains

Deputy Minister Stientje van Veldhoven of Infrastructure has admitted in parliament that in the every four investigation by the State Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) of the health risks of the high furnaces in IJmuiden never research has been done into the problems resulting from the “graphite rains”. The minister admitted that these could contain too high concentrations of lead, manganese and vanadium. 

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