Skip to comments.Moscow Authorities to Pay for Spoiled Boots
Posted on 11/06/2007 6:40:18 AM PST by eastern
Deputy Mayor of the Moscow government Petr Biryukov has promised that the city authorities will pay compensation for winter boots if they are spoiled by anti-ice reagents used on the streets of the Russian capital. If it is the reagents to blame for spoiled boots we will return you money, Biryukov said at a press-conference on Thursday.
According to his words, new-generation reagents have been used in Moscow for several years already and they are less harmful than the reagents that were used in the past (salt, for instance). Old reagents are still being used in some Russian cities, but the Moscow government has quitted using them, as the deputy Mayor indicated.
All reagents sent to Moscow usually go through a careful laboratory test before being used on Moscow streets.
In recent years the authorities got a great number of complaints from citizens saying that the reagents used on the streets had an adverse effect on their boots and their pets` health.
Although the new substances for ice prevention on the city streets are said to be less aggressive than the old-generation ones, the ecologists claim that the majority of reagents are still not totally safe for human health and the environment.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Given the choice of ruined boots or a broken neck, the salt or other chemicals win every time in my book.
Back in the old Leningrad days, we walked on the backs of passed-out drunks.
Maybe it’s the INFERIOR materials in the boots..............
Probably bought it from China. Still, it is good to see the left get a taste of its own medicine from the enviromentalists.
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