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Putin: in Usolye-Sibirskoye, an environmental disaster was averted

Putin: in Usolye-Sibirskoye, an environmental disaster was averted

At a meeting on the elimination of environmental harm in Usolye-Sibirskoye, Vladimir Putin said that an environmental disaster had been averted in the city. The enterprise was able to prevent the spread of the toxic stain and the ingress of chemicals into the water.

“The consequences could be unpredictable. In fact, we managed to prevent the risk of a real environmental disaster, if not a catastrophe, ”Putin said.

According to the general director of the state corporation "Rosatom" Alexei Likhachev, the cost of rehabilitation of the industrial site in Usolye-Sibirskoye for 2021-2024 is about 48,5 billion rubles. There is already an agreement with the Russian government that they will be financed by the national project "Ecology".

The key element of the work will be the development of project documentation and the creation of an eco-technology park. According to the president, this facility will open up modern enterprises and create new well-paid jobs for the people who live in the area.

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. In July of this year, Putin said that the storage facilities for chemical waste in Usolye-Sibirskoye continue to be in disrepair. 

After that, the Russian government allocated 430 million rubles for solving environmental problems Usolye-Sibirskiy. The single contractor was the Rosatom enterprise - the Federal Environmental Operator. He conducts work together with the Ministry of Defense.

In August, the company began liquidate the shop of mercury electrolysis... In September experts completed the first stage works. After rehabilitation of the affected area in Usolye-Sibirskoye a modern ecotechnopark will appear... The accumulated substances will be processed there using the technology of physical and chemical processing and demercurization.

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