The Federation Council will discuss with the Ministry of environment of the work situation «elektrozink»

© Photo : MOE Assistrance fire service in extinguishing the fire at the plant Electrozinc. Archive photoThe Federation Council will discuss with the Ministry of environment of the work situation «elektrozink»© Photo : Russian emergencies Ministry

The Federation Council will discuss with the Minister of natural resources Dmitry Kobylkin at the next plenary meeting, on 7 November, the job situation in North Ossetia plant «Electrozinc», in which a fire occurred on the night of 21 October; the decision was made at the suggestion of the Senator from Republic Arsen fadzayev’s.

«I propose to give a legal assignment to the agricultural Committee of the Federation Council to request the Ministry of natural resources on compliance activities of the plant environmental safety requirements» — fadzayev told at a meeting of the Council.

According to him, after a fire at the plant in Vladikavkaz, there was «a little panic», people went out of town with the kids, and the next day in the Central square of the gathered citizens demanded closure of the plant.

«Many say that over the last 10 years has increased the number of cancer patients in the Republic because of the plant», — said the Senator.

According to him, before the meeting of the Federation Council on 7 November the head of Ministry of natural resources «sufficient time» to prepare compliance information «elektrozink» environmental safety requirements.

The fire at the plant «Electrozinc» in Vladikavkaz broke out in the night on Sunday. Initially its area was estimated at 500 square feet, it then increased to 4.5 thousand «squares». During the fighting killed one firefighter and two others injured. Plant operations suspended after fire. The decision on the resumption of its work will assume leadership of the «UMMC-Holding», which includes the company.

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