Kolegova said that GIOS learned about the illegal landfill in Sloka from local residents in the spring of 2017. The company Prima M, who owned the junkyard, had the permit for the waste, that is operated illegally. Gas received from local residents complaints about the landfill.

Regional management GIOS ordered to remove illegally stored waste from this area until June 1, but the company appealed the decision. Nevertheless, the Central unit of the gas has left this decision without changes, and the company had to take out the garbage until June 24.

Currently, experts GIOS conducts analyses in the area of the incident to establish how dangerous the waste was. However Kolegova sure serious negative impact on the environment and people of the fire will have.