RPN for 11 months showed 24.3 thousand in Russia dumps

Rosprirodnadzor experts in nearly a year found 24.3 thousand illegal dumping in Russia, which is 45% more than the forecast office before massive "junk" raids in August 2011, the Office.

Rosprirodnadzor launched raids to identify unauthorized landfills in August last year on behalf of the head of the MEP. The specialists RPN calculated that the total number of illegal landfills in Russia does not exceed 17.5 thousand.

Meanwhile, according to reports from RPN, to June 1, 2012 revealed 24.3 thousand landfills, with 62% of them have since been eliminated. Office also reminds that from August to the end of 2011, 20.6 thousand were found landfills.

Annually in the Russian Federation is formed 35-40 million tons (200 million cubic meters) of solid waste, which accounts for 10% of the total waste generated in the period.

As previously reported agency in Russia of illegal dumps in 16 times more than the law. According to last year to former Natural Resources Minister Yuri Trutnev, the cost of the liquidation of landfills across Russia in 2020 will amount to 30 billion rubles. In this case only in the country identified 194 "hot" ecological point. In 2011 began the elimination of three of them — in the Franz Josef Land, and Wrangel Island in the lake.

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