Transport Ministry: Taking or Keeping Unallowed Material on D4 Not Decided
9. októbra 2019 19:43
Bratislava, October 9 (TASR) - It still hasn't been decided on the necessity to take or keep the unallowed material in the embankments of the future D4 motorway, Transport and Construction Ministry told TASR on Wednesday.
It thus moderates the statement by D4R7 Construction, the main contractor for the Bratislava bypass project. The company said on Wednesday that according to in-depth tests, the unallowed materials discovered in embankments of the D4 motorway under construction aren't harmful to the environment or human health. The firm added that scientists concluded that it would be unreasonable to remove the material due to concerns over human health or environmental protection.
The Transport Ministry has stated for TASR that it will study all reports submitted by the contractor in this respect and will also consult their conclusions with the institutions responsible for a healthy environment in Slovakia. "Only on the basis of these negotiations and opinions will it be possible to decide on the best scenario for the environment and consequently on the need to take or keep the material in the embankments of the future motorway," he said.
It points out that in any case the builder will have to take such measures so that even the minimum amount of asbestos, which is according to their analyses in this material, cannot come into contact with people and endanger their health.
D4R7 Construction announced on Wednesday that the unallowed materials discovered in embankments on an approximately 500-metre section of the D4 motorway under construction aren't harmful to the environment or human health, referring to in-depth tests. The company has also informed the Transport Ministry about this. It admits that asbestos was also found, but claims that it was a minimal amount and much lower than the level considered to be dangerous. According to the builder, scientists concluded that it would be unreasonable to remove the material due to concerns over human health or environmental protection.