Crimea chemical plants face closure after water supply cut

Ukraine cut the water flowing through the North Crimea Canal earlier this week after the Crimean authorities refused to pay the debts for its water usage in 2013.

Crimea chemical plants face closure after water supply cut

World Bulletin / News Desk

Crimea's Krimsky Titan and Krimsky Sodoviy factories may soon be shut down after the Ukrainian government's move to cut the water flowing through the North Crimea Canal.

The canal, which supplies 80 percent for the peninsula's water, was cut off by Ukraine earlier this week after the Crimean authorities refused to pay the debts for its water usage in 2013.

Edip Gafarov, a member of the general committee of the Crimean national council told RIA Novosti, "The director of the plant told us that he had a supply of water for nearly 30 to 35 days, after which both plants may stop working if we do not restart supplying water via the North Crimea Canal".

The Krimsky Titan plant is one of the main producers of titanium dioxide in Eastern Europe. It also produces mineral fertilizers, vitriolic acid, copperas and other chemical substances. The Krimsky Sodoviy factory is a major enterprise in the market of soda carbonate and was the only soda carbonate producer in Ukraine before the annexation of Crimea.

Both plants belong to the Group DF company, which is owned by the Ukrainian billionaire Dmytro Firtash. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Mayıs 2014, 12:12
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