Gazprom has become a major partner of the environmental expedition to the island of White

As part of the Year of Ecology "Gazprom" has become a major partner of the environmental expedition to the island of white in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Yamal).

The task of the expedition is to clean up the island of dilapidated buildings, abandoned equipment, fuel tanks and other industrial waste. Members of environmental action to ensure the preparation of debris removal to the mainland for recycling.

"Gazprom" will participate in the financing of the summer (main) phase of the project, which runs from July 1 to September 11. In particular, the company will ensure delivery on about. White and back of tractors, bulldozers and other necessary equipment.  

Applications for participation in the expedition sent residents Yamal, the Republic of Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Tuva, Tyumen, Kurgan and Chelyabinsk regions, Chukotka, and the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Contractor for the project of OAO "Gazprom" is its 100 per cent subsidiary of OOO "Gazprom mining Nadim."

Work environmental expedition takes place in two stages: winter and summer.

White Island is located in the Kara Sea, separated from the Yamal Peninsula Malygina Strait and is on the territory of the state ecological reserve. The island area — 1900 square meters. km.

Formerly located on the island of the military unit. In addition, the 30-ies of the last century, there is a polar hydrometeorological station.

In 2012, the island was already working ecological expedition, which cleared about 20% of the area of contamination.

2013 is declared in "Gazprom" Year of the Environment. In the framework of the company will hold more than 1200 activities from technical innovation at the sites of production and transportation of gas to reduce the impact on the environment to the educational activities and assistance to protected areas.

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