Mercury in metro

About 1,5 deciliters of mercury was found in a metro station I.P. Pavlova yesterday morning at about 9 AM. It was in an entry of a metro station. The station was for two hours closed, metro trains didn’t stop at the station.

Specialized fire brigade found out that an unknown substance is mercury and firemen started to vacuum mercury with a specialized device-a vacuum pump. Than the place was decontaminated.

Amount of mercury was at large area, because passengers kicked in mercury into large space. Mercury as only one liquid metal makes large drops which lay on a surface or they can easily roll on it. Mercury is a toxic substance by swallow, breathing mercury vapours or by simply touch.

Police has a suspect for crime of a public threat. An investigation continues, witnesses are questioned, because a camera system don’t cover an area where mercury was spilt.

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