It may take up to 10 years to clean up Taymyr from fuels and lubricants

It may take up to 10 years to clean up Taymyr from fuels and lubricants


According to optimistic estimates, it may take from 5 to 10 years to clean up the reserves in the Taymyr Peninsula from barrels with remnants of fuel and lubricants from Soviet times. This year it is planned to prepare a waste disposal project, said Konstantin Prosekin, director of the Taymyr Nature Reserves.

Earlier it was reported that the waste of past years was identified on the territory of the reserves. Thus, in the area of ​​Lake Ayan on the territory of the Putorana Reserve, a dump of barrels with waste of oil products belonging to the third and fourth classes of hazard was discovered. The tanks remained there after the work of the geological parties even before the creation of the reserve in 1988. The barrels, according to preliminary estimates, are more than 30 years old and there is a danger that they will leak as a result of long-term corrosion.

The Taymyr Nature Reserves is the largest protected area in Russia, created in the spring of 2013 by combining three northern Siberian reserves - Putorana, Bolshoy Arctic and Taymyr.

# Russia
Weak tourism sector helps drive Namibia's economy downwards in 2020
Namibia's central bank says the country's economy contracted by 8% in 2020 compared to a contraction of 0.6% in 2019 mainly due to weak tourism and public sectors
Kenya tourism suffers heavy blow as US retains highest travel advisory
Kenya's tourism is expected to decline following the US administration's decision to retain the highest travel advisory on the East African country
Norilsk Nickel develops ecotourism at the Taymyr Peninsula
A new tourist complex "Zatundra" will be created at the Taymyr Peninsula
China's Yichang invites global tourists
Yichang, a world famous hydropower city and home to a number of ancient Chinese celebrities, made a stunning appearance in front of the world
Spring festival of artisans "Ivan-da-Marya" kick started in Yekaterinburg
The Ivan-da-Marya festival has opened in Yekaterinburg today
About 800 seal pups were born in the south of Primorye
A total of 815 pups were counted with the help of a drone