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Ecological damage from Usoliekhimprom estimated at 2 billion rubles
The cost of work on the elimination of environmental damage in the city of Usolye-Siberian in the Irkutsk region may be about two billion rubles. Experts of Rosprirodnadzor are sure of this.
Money is needed to work on the neutralization of mercury, to solve problems with the disposal of chemicals. In addition, it is impossible to prevent the ingress of waste oil into the Angara - the company produced a brine. Now more than 100 thousand cubic meters of oil products are left in the wells, writes RIA News".
A critical environmental situation arose in the Irkutsk region after the bankruptcy of the Usoliekhimprom plant. The soil on the territory of the enterprise is polluted with chemicals, including mercury.
In February, 2019 was introduced in the Irkutsk region high availability mode. The local authorities decided to take these measures in order to attract money from the reserve fund of the regional government to prevent emergencies and eliminate waste from the bankrupt enterprise Usoliekhimprom.