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Residents of a district in Vladivostok are suffocating from coal dust

Residents of a district in Vladivostok are suffocating from coal dust
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Residents of the Egersheld district in Vladivostok have created a petition demanding an end to the transshipment of coal within the city. Now the overload is under the windows of their houses.

According to the text published petitions, which residents sent to the Governor of the Primorsky Territory, the President of the country and the Prosecutor General's Office of Russia, now the residents of the district cannot leave open the windows in their apartments. Due to coal dust, everything is covered with soot: window sills, linen, snow in winter.

Residents also note that there are no healthy people in their area, and the incidence of respiratory diseases associated with allergies is breaking all records. In their opinion, the owners of the port and the officials who “cover” their business are only interested in profit, and not in the constitutional right of people to a favorable environment.

Now the petition has already been signed by 261 people. The goal is to collect 500 signatures. At the same time, as the journalists of "AiF" found out, the transshipment of coal here has been carried out by PJSC "VMTP" since 2019, from 2020 such work should be stopped. The cargo turnover per year is more than 1,5 million tons of coal. Despite the bans, the port authorities simply pay fines and continue transshipment, residents add.

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