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RosRAO will help eliminate waste from Usolyekhimprom in Angara
The Government of the Irkutsk Region signed a cooperation agreement with the federal operator on waste management of the first and second hazard classes of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise RosRAO. The company will help eliminate hazardous waste from Usolyekhimprom.
According to the press service of the regional government, the federal enterprise will help create a modern infrastructure for the safe and efficient processing of industrial waste in the Irkutsk region. It will also be involved in the disposal of waste from Usolyekhimprom.
The abandoned industrial zone has about 22 tanks with silicon tetrachloride, thousands of tons of oil products, and a number of buildings are contaminated with metallic mercury. According to experts, if their disposal is not started, toxic substances can enter the city, forests and rivers. This will lead to an environmental disaster.
The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources was developing proposals for the disposal of toxic substances from Usolyekhimprom; the workshop’s demercurization project was included to the federal program "Pure country." Its implementation will begin this year. To solve the issue of demercurization of the workshop, the authorities of the Angara region asked additional financingI am.