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Experts have completed the first stage of eliminating the environmental damage of Usolye-Sibirskoye

Experts have completed the first stage of eliminating the environmental damage of Usolye-Sibirskoye

Experts have completed the first stage of eliminating environmental damage from Usolye-Sibirskoye in Priangarye. This week, the first four emergency containers with I and II hazard classes were opened. The specialists started to reload them.

This was reported by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko at working group meeting on elimination of environmental pollution in Usolye-Sibirskoye. The experts also carried out additional sealing of the containers. Abramchenko specified that the liquidation of two wells for deep disposal of waste will soon begin. The preparation of the site base for the installation of an anti-seepage curtain along the Angara bank was completed.

The interdepartmental working group includes the Acting Governor of the Irkutsk Region Igor Kobzev, the head of the Ministry of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin, the special presidential envoy for environmental protection Sergei Ivanov, as well as representatives of the state corporation Rosatom, the Ministry of Emergencies, the Ministry of Defense, Rospotrebnadzor, the Ministry of Finance, Rostekhnadzor, the Ministry of Health, FMBA and others departments.

In August, in Usolye-Sibirskoye, liquidate the shop of mercury electrolysis... Rosatom specialists have started work at the Usoliekhimprom plant. The government of the Russian Federation has decided to allocate 430 million rubles for solving environmental problems of Usolye-Sibirskiy in the Angara region.

In July, Vladimir Putin held a meeting on the situation in the town of Usolye-Sibirskoye, Irkutsk Region. He noted that chemical production waste storage facilities continue to be in disrepair.

During the examination of Rosatom, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and Rosprirodnadzor, at the Usoliekhimprom site in the Irkutsk region, about 16 sq. km of territory contaminated with hazardous chemicals... The enterprise has accumulated more than two million tons of industrial waste.

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