The authorities of Yakutia will develop with «ALROSA» measures to eliminate water pollution

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in photomontages ALROSA. Archival photoThe authorities of Yakutia will develop with «ALROSA» measures to eliminate water pollution© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The authorities of Yakutia will develop together with the company «ALROSA» a set of measures to avoid repetition of the situation with the dam and the pollution of rivers, reported RIA Novosti the head of the Aysen Nikolaev.

In mid-August due to rains in the Mirny area burst dam dredge polygons «ALROSA» on the river Irelyakh. Contaminated water containing iron ions and copper fell into the river Vilyui, the Irelyakh and Small Botuobuya. ALROSA purchased and transferred reagents for disinfection and purification of water administration Suntarsky district. In early October, investigators opened a criminal case on the pollution of water sources.

«Now comes the damage assessment bodies of economic control. When it is completed — we with the company «ALROSA» has already come to an agreement that will result in a common set of measures that will enable us, first, to prevent the recurrence of these situations. Now these activities are being implemented, to strengthen dams, calculation of projects. Secondly, of course, will take a decision on compensation to those areas that really suffered because of this accident, to continue and the population was safe in the first place in terms of drinking water,» said Nikolaev.

«We see here the understanding of the company. It never opened in this part. If earlier cases have disappeared, the company goes forward, it communicates with the public, volunteers, not to mention the regulatory bodies and the leadership of the Republic. I think that we will take decisions that will prevent such accidents and to fully compensate the damage suffered», — said the head of Yakutia.