The owner of the chemical stock, who remains anonymous, is willing to move the cargo to a storehouse outside the city. The stockpile is currently in an area nearby Dakar's center.
"He is currently working with the environment ministry to obtain approval to urgently remove this cargo," the authorities at Dakar's Port said.
On August 4, a massive blast in Beirut's port left about 150 fatalities and thousands of injured. Preliminary inquiries concluded a stockpile of 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate caused the explosion. The cargo was stored inappropriately for over six years in a port warehouse.