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The government allocated 430 million rubles for the ecology of Usolye-Sibirskoye

The government allocated 430 million rubles for the ecology of Usolye-Sibirskoye
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The Russian government has decided to allocate 430 million rubles to solve environmental problems in Usolye-Sibirskoye in the Angara region. The funds will be used to eliminate the consequences of soil and water pollution from the work of the Usoliekhimprom plant.

Such a decision received at a government meeting on 19 August. The money will come from the country's reserve fund within the framework of the national project "Ecology". According to the head of government Mikhail Mishustin, a difficult situation has developed in the Irkutsk region - chemical production waste has been accumulating there for decades.

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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