Experts remove 25 tons of toxic waste from abandoned factory near central Athens

City of Athens teams removed some 25 tons of toxic waste from an abandoned factory in Votanikos, near the city center, on Monday.

The detergent manufacturer occupying the premises went bankrupt 10 years ago and the waste had been left in large plastic containers, posing a health hazard and prompting complaints from residents.

The waste will be handled a company that specializes in dealing with toxic substances.