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Excess of harmful substances revealed near Usolyekhimprom

Excess of harmful substances revealed near Usolyekhimprom
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Specialists of the Russian Environmental Supervision Agency collected about 200 environmental samples near the Usolyekhimprom plant in the Irkutsk region. All samples of air, water, soil and waste showed a significant excess of the maximum permissible concentrations of harmful substances.

According to the press service of the department, the results of the verification will be sent to the government, the FSB, the Ministry of Emergencies, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology and other authorities. At the same time, the head of Rosprirodnadzor Svetlana Radionova, said that the department will work on the problem until the territory in Usolye-Sibirsky becomes safe.

Rospotrebnadzor previously warned about possible environmental disaster in the Irkutsk region. The department insists on creating a state program for the restoration of the territory of the Usolyekhimprom plant.

Environmental damage from the enterprise is estimated in dap billion rubles. Money is needed to carry out work to neutralize mercury, to solve the problem of the disposal of chemicals. In addition, oil wastes should not be allowed to enter the Angara - the enterprise mined saline. Now more than 100 thousand cubic meters of oil products remain in the wells. In February 2019 of the year in the Angara region was introduced high availability mode.