Elimination of accumulated environmental damage in Russia, which began in 2012 with the Arctic, will continue at the former chemical plants in the Nizhny Novgorod region, Bashkiria and Altai after approval of the appropriate federal program, said Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi on Wednesday in the Federation Council.
"As part of the federal program would be expanded area cleaning: this is the central part of Nizhny Novgorod region, where in addition to a number of projects implemented. There are several former chemical industries, where we are going to expand their activities, it is" Ufaneftekhim ", chemical production in Altai" — said Don.
In addition, the Ministry of Natural Resources intends to do with the cleaning of the former Ministry of Defense military sites where the military left ecologically disturbed areas.
"We will continue to work in the Arctic, in the northern territories. There is massive pollution, and we have this year, these projects will be implemented without FTP. This year, the federal program should be adopted, under which the territory will be expanded harvest," — said the Minister.
According to Don, back in 2011 as a pilot project for collection sites were selected in the Arctic region, the unique Baikal natural territory, and the Nizhny Novgorod region, where the dump "Black Hole" and sludge "White Lake".