Czech farm burning animal waste linked to recent BSE occurrence

Czech farm burning animal waste linked to recent BSE occurrence

June 10, 2001, British Broadcasting Corporation

The pyre which was lit up near Dusejov to burn the abattoir waste from the Kostelec meat processing plant, is almost out. It was precisely in the Dusejov farming cooperative where veterinary experts took a sample from a cow on Monday 4 June which later proved the suspicion of the so-called mad cow disease.

The liquidation of the waste should be finished tonight. Petr Hladik from the Brno studio of Czech Radio has more details:

Reporter The pyre used by firemen to get rid of the abattoir waste from the Kostelecke uzeniny Kostelec Meat Products meat processing plant is almost out. Incineration is the only way used in these cases in EU countries. According to veterinary experts, it has practically no effect on the environment.

Firemen will put the ashes into a prepared pit. The flesh from the Dusejov cow, which was infected with BSE, will be liquidated in an incinerator plant, in a usual way, next week.

The security council and the crisis staff of the Vysocina Highland region, will discuss the situation related to the feared infection. The region has offered to help state authorities provided should they be unable to cope with the situation.

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