Bratislava chemical leak injures 16

A chemical leak on the premises of the Auto-Klima company on Kopčianska Street in Bratislava’s Petržalka district has injured sixteen people, one seriously, the TASR newswire reported.

A chemical leak on the premises of the Auto-Klima company on Kopčianska Street in Bratislava’s Petržalka district has injured sixteen people, one seriously, the TASR newswire reported.

The fire brigade in Bratislava reported that the leak was of styrene, an organic chemical, and sulphur dioxide. The site was evacuated, a de-contamination process begun and the building’s power supply disconnected. Police spokesperson Petra Hrášková said that officers were investigating the cause of the accident.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Korean carmaker Kia Motors is the biggest Korean investor in Slovakia.

Korean companies are still coming

GOOD location, stability and human resources are among the main reasons Korean investors come to Slovakia. 

Fashion show Korean style

Harmony of the unexpected

EVEN cultures and lifestyles perceived as exotic can have some meeting points; or they can have differences that complement one another wonderfully. Those willing to explore this phenomenon can, for example, get a…

Cycling at dawn on a route along the Danube River.

Taking it in on two wheels

AS SLOVAK cyclist Peter Sagan began having success at the 2010 Tour de France, the whole country began showing symptoms of what media calls the “Sagan effect”. 

There are about 120 old industrial waste dumps in Slovakia.

Pollution from communist era remains a problem

LEAKING toxic pollution from the old chemical waste dump in Bratislava’s Vrakuňa neighbourhood has already contaminated local ground water and continues to spread. 

MOST READ ARTICLES


  1. Spiš Castle among top 500 ultimate bucket list destinations
  2. Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees
  3. Korean companies are still coming
  4. Slovak man's story part of Titanic exhibition in Bratislava
  5. Slovak grandfather receives birthday wishes from all over the world
  6. Interior Minister surprised by news of refugee camp close to Austrian border
  7. Refugees die in a truck near Slovak border in Austria
  8. Pollution from communist era remains a problem
  9. Taking it in on two wheels
  10. Crooks may land €2 million in land deals for Jaguar Land Rover
  1. Slovak grandfather receives birthday wishes from all over the world
  2. Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees
  3. Crooks may land €2 million in land deals for Jaguar Land Rover
  4. Slovak man's story part of Titanic exhibition in Bratislava
  5. Refugees die in a truck near Slovak border in Austria
  6. Interior Minister surprised by news of refugee camp close to Austrian border
  7. Spiš Castle among top 500 ultimate bucket list destinations
  8. Pollution from communist era remains a problem
  9. Discover natural wonders by foot
  10. Skalica typical pastry “trdelník” is a hit in South Korea
  1. Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees
  2. Crooks may land €2 million in land deals for Jaguar Land Rover
  3. Interior Minister surprised by news of refugee camp close to Austrian border
  4. Refugees die in a truck near Slovak border in Austria
  5. Slovak man's story part of Titanic exhibition in Bratislava
  6. Slovak grandfather receives birthday wishes from all over the world
  7. Use “women’s power” to tackle talent shortage
  8. Discover natural wonders by foot
  9. A Slovak placed online ad offers money for shooting migrants
  10. Slovakia should innovate within existing sectors