Burning wood and saw logs at a local restricted dump nearby the timber mill (2008)

Events, facts, documents and evidences: It was described earlier that works on cleaning up the mess by removing and carrying away the rotten wood from the timber processing plant and that a big amount of wood, saw-timber and timber waste have been dumped and partly bulldozed into the ground in the area of the restricted dump nearby the timber mill.

Much lumber waste, rotten wood and plank timber off-cuts have already been accumulated on the dump by late April of 2008. After this a decision was made to burn out them in order to clean up the dump area and to cover up tracks of economic chaos. And that was soon done. Much wood of partially good and partially rotten quality, planks and plank timber off-cuts of quite high quality which could be used as fire wood for heating including offered for sale and gaining some income in this way were available among these wood waste . You can see the chronicle of these events from photos below.

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(The dump, 28 April 2008)

Heaps of plank timber off-cuts carried away from the wood processing plant are shown below. They are not yet burned.

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(The dump, 28 April 2008)

Heaps of wood waste and timber off-cuts carried away and dumped are shown here. Among them there are rather big logs and their cut-parts which were lying earlier in the area of the wood processing shop to become rotten.

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(The dump, 28 April 2008)

This photo demonstrates a very big block (a part of the log) of the oak tree.

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(The dump, 28 April 2008)

These photos show plots of the dump where rotten wood and timber plank off-cuts were earlier carried out. The wood is still lying on the ground of being out to be covered up with earth or to be burned burn.

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(The dump, 28 April 2008)

These photos show plots of the dump on which rotten wood and timber plank off-cuts have already been burned. There are heaps of wood ashes and black firebrands.

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(The dump, 28 April 2008)

Thick wood logs which could not be burned to the ground and remain to be laying black are shown below.

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(The dump, 28 April 2008)

These photos show that part of the dump where a big amount of saw-timber and timber wastes was carried out is was dug by bulldozers. There is a lot of wood underground which, if to be set on the fire, represents a danger to be burning as very long as peat bogs burn.

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(The dump, 28 April 2008)

This photo demonstrates a wood on the dump burning very close to the dug wood shown above right here...

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(The dump, 28 April 2008)

Thus, these photos demonstrate large scales and volumes of rotten wood and timber plank off-cuts which were burned that to wipe out tracks of mismanagement and bad economic activity at the woodworking factory of he National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". Moreover, the burning of wood bring not only economic damage but also do serious harm to the environment because when burning a plenty of poisonous substances and greenhouse gases are produced for the atmosphere.

This is one of the results summarizing from the work of the "assiduous owner-chiefs" who are managing the Belarusian part of the Bialowieza Forest.