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Industrial waste management at the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill will begin in 2021

Industrial waste management at the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill will begin in 2021
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Industrial waste management at the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill (BPPM) will begin in 2021. This was announced at a meeting in Baikalsk by Deputy Chairman of the Government of Russia Victoria Abramchenko.

According to her, now without a project work will begin on anti-mudflow protection, parallel will be the creation of local city sewage treatment plants and the modernization of permanent ones. Scientists will choose the technology for eliminating the accumulated black liquor and lignin sludge.

According to the press service of the regional government, sediments in the channels of five rivers have already been removed from the regional reserve fund, and it is planned to finish the clearing of the channels of four more rivers by April 10. A contract has already been signed for the development of design documentation for dredging at 16 watercourses.

Acting Governor of the Irkutsk Region Igor Kobzev suggested that the government expedite the adoption of the order to replace the sole supplier for the disposal of BPPM waste, and after the bankruptcy proceedings of JSC BPPM end up, transfer the facilities of the main site to the ownership of the region.

BPPM, which closed in the fall of 2013, accumulated over 50 years of operation almost 6,5 million tons of solid and liquid waste. Rosgeology was supposed to dispose of them, however, it did not fulfill its obligations. Now they are looking for work new contractor, and "Rosgeology" sued the government Irkutsk region demanding the return of 230 million rubles spent on preparatory work for the liquidation of BPPM waste.

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