Damaged plant sector to be repaired within a month's time

PanARMENIAN.Net - The damaged part of Nairit CJSC can be repaired within a month's period, Energy Minister Armen Movsisyan said, as quoted by a PanARMENIAN.Net correspondent. "Specialists assure us that routine work in damaged sector can be resumed within a month," RA Energy Minister noted, adding that repairs will cost about $150 thousand which will be allocated through company resources and shareholders' investments.

Mr. Movsisyan also added that the causes will be identified only after carrying out relevant work. As a possible cause, he pointed out to technical malfunctioning. "After the causes are identified, the plant will resume its usual routine."

Yesterday, around 6.40 p.m. local time, two explosions occurred in Nairit rubber plant. Then fire erupted. 15 minutes later, 9 fire brigades arrived in the scene of action.

As a result of damage in chloroprene department, one absorption tower burned.

Yesterday, a council of professionals was formed for identifying causes and estimating consequences.

The damage caused does not have an environmental impact, as no harmful substances were discharged into atmosphere.

Two criminal cases have been filed. Causes still remain unclear.
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