The ownerless ship "Dnepr" in the bay of Tiksi can be disposed of by volunteers of "Clean Arctic"

The ownerless ship "Dnepr" in the bay of Tiksi can be disposed of by volunteers of "Clean Arctic"

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Timely dismantling will help to avoid the destruction of the vessel, which can lead to pollution of the bay with oil products. This year, an examination of the Dnepr was carried out, during which an excess of the MPC of oil products by 15 times was found.

The authorities of the republic are planning to dispose of the ship as part of the "Clean Arctic" project.

The press service of the government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) reported that in 2021 the village of Tiksi was designated as a testing ground for the Sever scientific and educational center. As part of his work, proposals were prepared on possible ways to purify contaminated water without mechanical methods using microbiological organisms. The result of this may be a complete cleaning of the Dnepr vessel from oil products or a reduction in the hazard class.

"These activities are planned to be carried out in 2023, after which the ship will be scrapped. Today, the government is considering financing the ship's recycling, including co-financing from the federal budget," the report says.

In the mid-70s, the Dnepr vessel was used as a container for collecting bilge water from ships by the state shipping company Arctic Shipping Company. In winter, settled bilge waters with a high content of fuels and lubricants were burned in the furnaces of the boiler house to heat the village.

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