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Shuttered Russian Consulate in San Francisco Cited for Waste Burning Violation

Black smoke was seen coming from the building’s chimney on September 1, a day before the Russians were ordered to leave earlier this month.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Notice of Violation to the shuttered Russian consulate in San Francisco for potentially burning garbage or another unpermitted material. Black smoke was seen coming from the building’s chimney on September 1, a day before the Russians were ordered to leave earlier this month.

The violation’s price tag has yet to be determined, but the district’s settlement staff will be speaking with the Russians to discuss the incident and settle the violation.

CBS SF has more:

The Bay Area Air Quality ManagementDistrict Tuesday issued a Notice of Violation to the now-shuttered Russian consulate in San Francisco, where smoke was seen coming from the building’s chimney a day before the Russians were ordered to leave earlier this month.

“We’re issuing a violation for burning garbage,” air district spokesman Ralph Borrmann said. “Their staff will be in touch with our settlement staff to look at the circumstances and settle the violation.”

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