Update on Aug 9, 12:5 pm ist
The world's largest 'cemetery of tires' exists in Kuwait. Now this cemetery has caught fire, due to which there has been a serious threat to the environment. The magnitude of the fire can be gauged from the fact that it has also been captured in satellite photographs. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained.
Kuwait City: A fire has broken out in the world's Biggest Tire Graveyard in the Sulaibiya Area of Kuwait. There are about 7 million tires in a huge pit made by digging sandy soil. Spread over six acres, this place is in the grip of fire and the smoke rising from here can also be seen from space. This fire incident has also been recorded in satellite photos.
Now the question raised on depositing the tire According to the report of 'The Sun', this tire store in Sulabia is called 'the biggest graveyard of tires'. These tires are believed to be from Kuwait and other countries, which have paid to transport them. The responsibility of disposal has been given to four companies. At the same time, after the fire, questions are now being raised on depositing such combustible materials in a country where the temperature reaches 50 degree Celsius.
Such incident happened in 2012 also At the same time, the government of Kuwait has started disposing of tires accumulated for 30 years. There is a plan to remove 95 percent of the tires that are recycled. In 2012, 5 million tires were burnt due to a fire at another tire dump in Kuwait.Let us tell you that the disposal of used tires remains a problem for many countries. Burning tires releases carcinogenic dioxins into the air. These pollutants can cause asthma and many serious health problems.
Talking about Britain, an estimated 486,000 tonnes of tires are thrown here every year. Almost all are recycled or reused. In the 1970s and 1980s, attempts were made to create artificial reefs using discarded tires in the Americas and Southeast Asia. However, they proved to be disastrous for the environment due to the tires getting uprooted during the storm.