Concerns surface over a possible health hazard in the Mari location of Limassol, Cyprus following the explosion on Monday 11th July….
“The US embassy in Cyprus yesterday sent an urgent message to American citizens on the island urging them “to avoid the area” despite the immediate emergency being over.
“You should not pick up or handle any suspicious material in the area, and to notify local authorities if you observe such materials,” the embassy
As a precautionary measure, the government yesterday banned the collection and sale of fruit and vegetables grown within a three-kilometre radius from the site of the blast at the naval base.
An official announcement said the measure would be in place pending the results of tests carried out on plants, the soil and water collected from the area.”
The results are expected by Tuesday, July 19.
Read the full article here.
Further update on a possible health hazard 15th July 2011. All clear so far on any possible health hazards. Previous report indicated full results would be completed by 19th July.
NEWS FROM CYPRUS 14th July 2011
Stones and pebbles removed from outside the Nicosia Presidential Palace in anticipation of a 3rd night of protests from Cyprus residents. Click on the image below for more photos and the full story from the Cyprus Mail.
Angry comments from facebook user Mario Papakyriakou:
“What is very, very, very, annoying, is that potential missiles’, are removed opposite the Presidential Palace, yet 98 Containers of the “REAL THING” was not removed for safety purposes, for more than 2 years! Can we please have someone explain why stones are removed immediately and explosives are left to corrode and explode leading to the death of 13 People!
They only protect themselves NOT Us!”