Russia predicted a “second Chernobyl”


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Russia may face a global ecological catastrophe, if not solve the problem of rehabilitation of the territory of a chemical plant in the Irkutsk region. This “Izvestia” said the head Rosprirodnadzora Svetlana Radionova.

The damage will be commensurate with the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Radionova said the need to address the dangers posed by the “Usolehimprom”. “It’s a huge hazardous chemical enterprise which is in a dilapidated condition. Careless owners have drained his last resources and left”, she explained.

The head of Rosprirodnadzor said that he visited the facility and identified a list of problems. According to her, the threat to carry a huge amount of mercury-containing residues and contaminated mercury production, remains chemically hazardous substances, including under pressure. In addition, the wells to the salt solution next to the hangar of the injected oil waste. She urged to act now in order to prevent “environmental Chernobyl.”

“Usoliekhimprom” — the enterprise for production of chlorine and other chemicals, which has caused great environmental damage and was declared bankrupt in 2017, says the publication.

Earlier in July, Russian scientists have shown that climate change in Siberia contributes to the increase in the number of severe floods. Over time, the forests of Siberia will become like the Scandinavian, where permafrost is a small percentage of the territory, and in forests dominated by pine and spruce.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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