Massive amounts of tyres on fire in bel Jahra! Are they not polluting our precious environment?
- A tire fire so big it can be seen from space (umkhaloodie.com)
- Kuwait Tire Fire An Environmental Catastrophe [Video] (inquisitr.com)
- The 5million Tire Fire in Jahra, Kuwait. (umkhaloodie.com)
- Millions of Tires Are on Fire in Jahra حريق كبير بالجهرا (buzfairy.com)
- Kuwait Catastrophe: 5 Million Tires Burn In Massive Environmental Hazaard (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- Huge tire fire causes Kuwait ‘catastrophe’ (dailystar.com.lb)
Originally posted on Um Khaloodie:
Aliyah woke up- like always I lift my phone and while I’m feeding her, to keep me awake I browse twitter-
I was horrified to see that the 5 million tyres at Jahra that was so heavily in the media a few days ago are now on fire… That’s arson if ever I saw it…
Massive amounts of tyres on fire bel jahra! one tweeter writes… ‘looking to be the biggest fire/worst enviornmental effects in Kuwait since Saddam’- great four our health!
Here’s the hasgtag on twitter! #حريق_رحية
This is a huge catastrophe, one sit saying that the smoke will be visible up to 70km away by sunrise. That’s not good, not good at all….. What a huge catastrophe to the environment…. The air here is dirty enough with the oil/dust etc etc etc, now we are all at risk of a bunch of stuff.
Tires are made of rubber, fibre and steel. The rubber is a combination of natural rubber, petroleum products, chemicals and carbon black. These additives are necessary to improve the handling and wear of natural rubber. When tire piles burn, these chemicals emerge as two things: 1) oily residues that leach into the soil and 2) thick black smoke which contains large amounts of air pollutants. Tire fire emissions can pose significant health hazards to all involved (firefighters, residents, etc.) and include irritation of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes, respiratory effects, central nervous system depression, and cancer. Long-term environmental and health effects are unknown.