The Minister of Interior and Municipalities Bassam Mawlawi announced and warned of the presence of dangerous and potentially explosive materials in the Zouk Thermal Plant, in addition to hydrogen and fuel tanks, which could lead to a huge explosion if exposed to a terrorist act.
This has sparked a wave of discontent among citizens in this residential area, which already suffers from pollution and carbon emissions.
According to information, Zouk power plant contains trisodium phosphate that are dangerous more than those found in Beirut port, and include expired materials that are stored between homes.
According to Mawlawi’s report on March 14, a patrol from the Information Division re-examined the warehouses, including (D18), where it was found that the factory workers packed Trisodium Phosphate in plastic barrels on wooden pallets and wrapped it with nylon in order to deliver it to the German company “Tekmo” and send it abroad for destruction.
As for the rest of the materials they remain, according to the report, and a wooden box containing 100 kg of sodium hydroxide was added to it. As a result, the Council of Ministers assigned the Lebanese Army to guard the factory, inspect its contents, and remove all dangerous materials.