Russian diplomats will be fined for black smoke at the Consulate in the US
Managing air quality in San Francisco said that the Russian diplomats before they vacate the building of the Consulate General in the city broke the rules by burning garbage. The corresponding statement, as reported by CBS News, was made by the representative of the service Ralph Borrmann.
Black smoke over the building of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco was discovered on 1 September, the day after Washington ordered the representatives of the Russian Embassy to leave the premises. However, arrived on the scene fire fixed “false alarm” — in the building of the Consulate did not let their diplomats.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova later explained the occurrence of black smoke “measures for the preservation of the building.”
In the air quality Management San Francisco, in turn, is now considered that the representatives of the Russian Embassy burned, then “the material to burn is prohibited.” “It was clear that they [the representatives of the Russian Consulate General] are not burned, dry wood,” said Borrmann. This conclusion, according to him, the service did in connection with the fact that the building was significantly “a lot of black smoke.” “Many have seen it,” added the spokesman, noting that “because of the density and darkness of the smoke it was clear that this was some kind of debris or material that can burn is not allowed”.
“We issue a violation for the incineration of garbage”, — concluded Borrmann. At the moment, he said, is not solved, what is the amount of the fine in connection with violation will impose on the Russian diplomats, however, the process of settlement of this case, as I said the service representative, “can take from several weeks to several months.”