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Protests against hazardous waste disposal in Gorazdevac continue (KoSSev)

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Serbs and Albanians from Gorazdevac and surrounding villages in Pec municipality keep protesting for days, requesting responsible bodies to relocate the chemical waste from the factory compound located in the village. “SWIS” company, escorted by Kosovo police and Kosovo Security Forces transported the chemical waste from former Footwear and Leather Factory in Pec to Gorazdevac village, Radio Gorazdevac reports.

Protestors took to the streets with their vehicles, tractors and cars in order to express dissatisfaction over this act. One of the protestors warned that they would need to leave the village if the waste is not removed.

“We have gathered around these barrels (where the waste is placed) which are disputable. I would personally suggest to the authorities if there is no place to properly destroy such hazardous waste here in Kosovo let us pay taxes. So, all inhabitants in Kosovo could give 10, 15 or 20 cents to relocate it to some other state where it would be properly destroyed,” Mirko Srbljak said.

“We are here to protest against the waste, against this Shala who did this (…),” Bogoljub Portic said.

Protestors noted they would remain persistent in their request to relocate the waste from their village because they want them and their children live in a clean and safe environment.

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