Focus on environmental cleanup: "Six Environmental Hazards in Protected Areas Targeted for Cleanup"

Focus on environmental cleanup: "Six Environmental Hazards in Protected Areas Targeted for Cleanup"


In the summer and autumn, specialists will survey six objects of accumulated environmental damage located on specially protected natural territories of federal significance (SPNA). Based on the results, a decision will be made on the order of their liquidation, the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia reported.

"Within the boundaries of some SPNAs, since their creation, settlements have been included, and unauthorized landfills have formed nearby. For example, in Zhigulevsk, Samara Region, which is part of the Samarskaya Luka National Park, the negative impact of the object is felt by 1.5 thousand people. In August, specialists from Rosprirodnadzor and Rospotrebnadzor will begin to survey the landfill to assess its impact on nature and human health," - the message says on the website of the department.

Work will begin in three regions in September. Thus, the landfill of solid municipal waste will be surveyed in the Russky Sever National Park near the Nikolo-Torzhskoye rural settlement in the Vologda Region, where 1.3 thousand people live. Another site is located in the Shantarskie Ostrova nature reserve in the Khabarovsk Territory. In the Sakhalin Region, in the federal reserve "Malye Kurily" there are three objects on the islands of Zeleny, Polonskogo and Yuri. Metal structures and dilapidated buildings are located here.

The survey of objects is carried out within the framework of the federal project "General Cleaning".

The Ministry of Natural Resources recalled that in the previous two years, unauthorized landfills were liquidated on Baikal, the largest of them - in the village of Ust-Bargusin. Landfills have been removed within the boundaries of federal SPNAs - Pribaikalsky and Tunkinsky National Parks. 26 unauthorized waste disposal sites have been destroyed in the Central Ecological Zone of the Baikal Natural Territory.

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