Moscow authorities explained the aromatization dump «Kuchino»

© RIA Novosti / Mikhail Voskresenskiy landfill Kuchino. Archival photoMoscow authorities explained the aromatization dump «Kuchino»© RIA Novosti / Mikhail Voskresenskiy

The Governor of Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov said that aromatization of the landfill in Balashikha is a regular procedure.

Earlier in mass media appeared information that aromatization of the landfill in Balashikha was specially held for the arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who yesterday took part in an expanded meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry of defence for the year at the Military Academy of strategic Missile forces named after Peter the Great.

«It’s regular work in the framework of prerequisitie», — he said to journalists.

In the course of a straight line June 15, the President addressed the residents of the houses in one of the districts of Balashikha near Moscow, who live next to a huge garbage landfill «Kuchino». The landfill is more than 50 years and has become visible from space — it takes around 50 hectares. Putin on 22 June, has demanded in the shortest terms to prepare the examination and the documents on the ground that the landfill was closed in the near future.

Pursuant to the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation Moscow region authorities have decided to immediately close the landfill «Kuchino». Moscow region Governor instructed to allocate funds for the development of the project of reclamation of the closed landfill and the implementation of rehabilitation work in 2018-2019.

In early December residents of the capital again began to complain of unpleasant smells. The Ministry of ecology and nature management of the Moscow region denied the involvement of the polygon to the spread of these odors. Experts have referred to the data of Roshydromet. According to him, on 6 December, the wind direction in the area of the polygon was «from Moscow» — southwest, December 7 and 8 — southern, 9 Dec — South West. 12-14 December the wind was North-West, from the landfill, «Kuchino». However, with the distance of the odors could not be felt in the center and North of the capital.

Later progress on the ground «Kuchino» personally supervised by the Governor of Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov. After inspecting the system, pumping of landfill gas and high temperature of the torch, the head of region has held meeting on which representatives of the Ministry of ecology of Moscow region, the emergency situations Ministry, Rospotrebnadzor, Roshydromet and other agencies again discussed the causes of unpleasant odors in the South-East of the capital, and in Balashikha, Reutov and Lubertsy.