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DHA-GENEVA 95/0436
RWANDA - CHEMICAL ACCIDENT
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
30 SEPTEMBER 1995

1. THE CIVIL PROTECTION UNIT OF THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS RELEASED INFORMATION ON RECENT CHEMICAL ACCIDENT IN RWANDA.

2. REPORTEDLY, A FIRE HAS BROKEN UP AT A WAREHOUSE IN KIGALI, WITH 230 TONS OF FUNGICIDE 'MANCOZEB'. THE FIRE HAS BEEN PUT OFF WITH WATER, THAT HAS LED TO RIVER POLLUTION. THERE IS A STRONG CONCERN THAT REMAINING SUBSTANCES MAY CAUSE FURTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION.