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The Cabinet of Ministers approved a plan to solve environmental problems in Usolye-Sibirskoye
The Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation approved an action plan to address environmental problems in Usolye-Sibirskoye in the Angara region. It includes measures to eliminate environmental damage from the activities of the Usoliekhimprom plant and measures to protect the population from possible exposure to harmful substances during the elimination of damage.
Document approved by the head of the Russian Cabinet of Ministers Mikhail Mishustin. The plan stipulates the expansion of permitted types of activities in the territory of priority social and economic development "Usolye-Sibirskoe", support of small and medium-sized businesses through microcrediting.
After the rehabilitation of the affected area, a modern eco-technopark will appear in Usolye-Sibirskoye, which will make it possible to process the accumulated substances using the technology of physicochemical processing and demercurization. The products of such processing can be reused in the production of electronics, agrochemicals, as well as in metallurgy.
According to the developed plan, by the end of 2024, a new environment for human life and infrastructure for the socio-economic development of the city will be created in Usolye-Sibirskoye. The specialists of the Federal Ecological Operator are involved in the elimination of damage, the safety of the work is ensured by the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Emergencies, and the control is exercised by Rosprirodnadzor.
In July, Vladimir Putin said that chemical waste storage facilities in Usolye-Sibirskoye continue to be in disrepair. Found on the site about 16 sq. km of territory contaminated with hazardous chemicals, the enterprise has accumulated more than two million tons of industrial waste. The Russian government allocated 430 million rubles for solving environmental problems Usolye-Sibirskiy.
In August, in Usolye-Sibirskoye, liquidate the shop of mercury electrolysis... In September experts completed the first stage elimination of environmental damage: the first four emergency containers with waste of I and II hazard classes were opened. The specialists started to reload them. In October, at the industrial site of a former chemical enterprise, in the process of disposing of hazardous chemicals, the contents in one of the containers caught fire. The fire was accompanied by a chemical reaction producing white smoke.