A view shows Ekokem AB's hazardous waste treatment plant in Riihimaki February 14, 2014. Ekokem AB of Finland and Veolia of France have won contracts to destroy part of Syria's chemical weapons ... more 
A view shows Ekokem AB's hazardous waste treatment plant in Riihimaki February 14, 2014. Ekokem AB of Finland and Veolia of France have won contracts to destroy part of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, the global watchdog OPCW said on Friday. The Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is overseeing the destruction process, has earmarked up to 40 million euros ($55 million) for the commercial processing of 500 tonnes of industrial chemicals and millions of litres of toxic waste. REUTERS/Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva (FINLAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. FINLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FINLAND less 
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