Hundreds of tonnes of tyres are left exposed, posing a high fire risk to the Dali and Potamia communities in the Nicosia district, the House Environment Committee heard on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters after the session, committee chairman Adamos Adamou said three companies had taken on the responsibility to manage the used tyres at the Dali industrial area storage point.
One of firms however, due to a ‘financial tug of war’ is currently facing court proceedings and with everything at a standstill, hundreds of of tonnes of tyres are left exposed posing a fire risk and putting people living in Dali and Potamia in great danger, Adamou said.
The chairman called on authorities to manage or remove the tyres immediately and not wait for the court proceedings to end.
There was a paradox, Adamou told reporters in how a businessman from the three firms was saying it was impossible to remove the tyres from the area within three months. However the Vasilikos cement factory was ready to take all the tyres if they were cut, within four to five weeks, he said