Kuwait: Fire ripped through 25,000 square metres of Al Sulabiya tyre site | Kuwait – Gulf News
An estimated one million tires were said to have been burned in blaze last week
Yasmena Al Mulla October 23, 2020 16:37
An estimated one million tyres were said to have been burned, as the fire blazed through 25,000 of the site’s million square metres, according to KUNA.
The aim of the visit was to reevaluate the current situation of the tire site, otherwise known as the tire graveyard. In addition, questions arose during the visit as to why there has been no development on the front to construct three factories that would recycle tryes, as well reduce the number of tires in the site.
Last year, the Public Authority for Industry transferred the responsibility to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), who were tasked to find a solution to the tire graves. After taking over, the Director General of the EPA pointed out that there are around 20 to 40 million tyres, in Al Sulabiya, and that, “we will be able to deal with them all within a period of not more than a year.”