After investigations, the Civil Police, through the Criminal Investigation Division (DIC) of Joinville, clarified the accident involving sulfonic acid in Serra Dona Francisca on Monday (29).
Reporter Renato Santos from SCC SBT in Joinville interviewed the Civil Police Delegate, Tânia Harada, who explained details of the case. According to the person responsible for the investigation, it is necessary to wait for reports from the Scientific Police which indicate, so far, a possible human error as the cause of the accident.
Also according to the Delegate, the driver and the transport company involved in the accident will be charged with the crime of culpable pollution. Furthermore, the contracts are being checked to determine the other legal entities involved in the case. The company responsible for transporting the chemical substance regretted the consequences of the case for the region.
See the note in full:
Buschle & Lepper Distribuidora de Produtos Químicos, the company that would receive the cargo brought by the truck that had an accident on SC-418, on January 29, informs that the product was transported by the outsourced company Transpare Transportes (Inlog). This carrier is approved by the National Land Transport Agency (ANTT) and has the necessary certifications for the transport of chemical products.
The company regrets the consequences of this occurrence for the community and the environment and informs that its technicians are working with the competent bodies in the search for solutions to the damage caused.
Guilty pollution crime
According to article 54 of Law 9605/98, when causing pollution of any nature at levels that could result in damage to human health, or that cause the death of animals or significant destruction of flora, imprisonment is one to four years, and a fine. If the crime is culpable, detention is six months to one year, and a fine.
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