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Alert mode is introduced in the Irkutsk region because of "Usoliekhimprom" - EastRussia | Far East






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High-alert mode is introduced in the Irkutsk region due to "Usoliekhimprom"

High-alert mode is introduced in the Irkutsk region due to the danger of contamination with hazardous waste. Governor Sergey Levchenko decided to take these measures in order to attract money from the regional government reserve fund to prevent emergencies and eliminate waste from the territory of the bankrupt enterprise Usoliekhimprom.

At the industrial site are now railway tanks with silicon tetrachloride and cylinders containing residues of mercury. According to the press service of the regional government, residents enter the territory of the enterprise in order to steal metal, which can be dangerous. To avoid this, the plant was taken under the militarized guard.

Because of the danger of the spread of chemicals in Usolye-Siberian introduced an emergency mode. At the same time, during the analysis, the specialists revealed the threat of the spread of pollution from Usol-Sibirskiy and other settlements of the region. For this reason, the authorities decided to introduce a high-alert mode. This will allow them to pay for the work of guarding and eliminating hazardous substances. According to the Minister of Property Relations of the region Vladislav Sukhoruchenko, according to preliminary calculations, about 60 million rubles will be required for these purposes.