Pres. urges ‘effective’ response to spill

16:24, 19 July 2007
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The president described attempts by the government to conceal certain facts about the accident as “unacceptable.”

President Victor Yushchenko on Thursday said the government must make sure that the victims of Tuesday’s poisonous chemical spill near Lviv are safe and have enough drinking water, food supplies and medicaments, and that there is no threat to the environment, according to the President`s press-office.

“Your real care for the people should be a criterion of your effectiveness. I doubt that those government officials who are talking about clean wells with no phosphorus instead of acting effectively are adequate to their positions,” he said.

The president described attempts by the government to conceal certain facts about the accident as “unacceptable.” “The Soviet practice of placating reports instead of professional actions and concealment instead of honest information must not be a norm in Ukraine,” he said. 

 

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