OREANDA-NEWS The authorities of the Kingisepp district of the Leningrad region, if necessary, will help with the employment of workers of the plant "GC Polyplast", where the explosion occurred. About this said the Head of the local administration Elena Antonova.

"According to available information, no environmental threats to settlements accident is not responsible. Currently in Kingisepp snow cover, air temperature -3.6 degrees. Wind Northwest, weak 3 m/s, blowing from the city, around the forest. With such a weak wind, everything remained within a radius of 1-3 km from the plant, if there were any combustion products, they remained there," Varakin told the Agency on Wednesday.

"Now the General Director of "Polyplast" went to the scene, we will talk. We never stay aside, we have a very active Board of Directors of industrial enterprises under the administration. If there are any problems with employment, we will solve them together, " she said.

Around 11: 00 GMT at the plant "Polyplast" in the industrial zone "phosphorite" in the district center of Kingisepp Leningrad region in the production building there was an explosion of a barrel of fuel, and then there was a fire. It is reported about four victims. According to the district authorities, there is no threat of chemical contamination. The technological explosion at the plant in Kingisepp of the Leningrad region does not pose a threat to the environment for the city and surrounding settlements, said the Head of the situation center of Roshydromet Yuri Varakin

He added that more detailed information on the state of the air above the industrial area in Kingisepp would be available later after the air sample analysis.

According to media reports, a mobile laboratory of Rospotrebnadzor was sent to the place for sampling.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, 72 people were evacuated-this is the shift that worked there. The total number of personnel of the plant, according to the press service of the Leningrad region, 185 people.