Environmental scandal in NRW: BP subsidiary, is illegal to have 30,000 tons of toxic waste disposed of

Until 2013, a subsidiary of the Oil group BP, 30,000 tons of Pellets, resulting in the processing of heavy fuel oil has to be disposed of in a clay-pit in Hünxe. According to the company, of the waste to humans and the environment should be safe. But internal documents to bring to the suspicion that the Pellets were toxic and carcinogenic.

The gelsen Kirchner company Ruhr Oel GmbH (ROG) is said to have led authorities with false information in misleading, reported the "Bild"-Newspapers, according to the documents, which would confirm the scandal.

Until 2009, the Pellets were burned, since it is a hazardous waste product. As of June 2009 they have been declared to the district government of Münster as nonhazardous. To "Bild" the district administration said that an analysis of ROG was the basis for the new assessment. As a result, the waste could be dumped more cost-effective through a waste management company in the clay pit, since he no longer had to be as special waste burned. The cost of Burning up to 20 million euros in the year, convene the "Bild" to internal BP documents.

Classification of the Pellets changes over the years

Of the data-sheets of the company show that over the years different, it was assessed whether the Pellets were harmful or not. In 2011 no indications that the waste could cause cancer, the &quot writes;Bild". 2012 should be, however, a danger to the health, it means more. As the public Prosecutor’s office in 2015, calculated against the ROG contracted waste disposal company, was a document that the Pellets are classified as a hazardous waste.

Since the 13th century. June, the Prosecutor’s office determines against ROG and not only against the garbage-disposal company. BP pointed to "Bild"-To request all of the accusations, said of the landfill in the quarry knew nothing. Rather, the companies had been deceived by the disposal company.