In Nakhodka we want to introduce an environmental fee on stevedores

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Acting Governor of Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako instructed to impose an environmental tax with preparevalue companies of Nakhodka, where local residents complain of coal dust, according to the administration of the province.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Prosecutor General’s office and the Ministry of environment to take action to bring the work of the port of Nakhodka in compliance with environmental regulations. About the problem with the dust in the city because of the coal handling in the port of the head of state in the direct line June 15, 2017, said the boy from Nakhodka.

Kozhemyako held a meeting with the heads of the stevedore companies of Nakhodka city administration and Supervisory bodies. Before that, he met with residents of Cape Astafeva, which once again spoke about the coal dust. The acting Governor of Primorye said that we need to introduce the so-called environmental tax for the needs of the city.

«Suppose, for example, 10-15 rubles per ton will be deducted on this account, and people decide where to send them – landscaping, gardening or something else,» said Kozhemyako.

He also instructed companies to develop public graphics dust-proof measures and to report regularly on their performance at meetings with residents. Kozhemyako also opposed the transportation of coal through the city by truck and instructed Rosprirodnadzor, police and the city hall to organize an investigation into the transport of this cargo in the city.

«If the measures now adopted will not be fulfilled by the stevedores, we’ll shut down these companies, then others will think», – said Kozhemyako.

The regional authorities earlier reported that stevedores are purchasing dust suppression system and reduce the volume of transshipment of coal in the winter. The presidential aide Konstantin Chuichenko in mid-February, requested the next winter to provide clean air for the residents of the Findings. The problem also is interested in Greenpeace, which has sent an appeal to the Ministry of natural resources and the state office of public Prosecutor with the request to solve the pollution problem of coal dust in Nakhodka.