In the Chelyabinsk region are taking measures to reduce emissions

CC BY-SA 4.0 / Alexander Sapozhnikov / Chelyabinsk. Archival photoIn the Chelyabinsk region are taking measures to reduce emissionsCC BY-SA 4.0 / Alexander Sapozhnikov /

Comprehensive measures on reduction of emissions into the air are already being implemented in the Chelyabinsk region, the enterprise at his own expense install new environmental technologies, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the Governor of the region Boris Dubrovsky.

«The new President may decree focused on the environment, separately mentioning the situation in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk. Most of our businesses have heard this signal. For those who do not understand or take it seriously enough, I echoed recently at the meeting with the envoy: prioritize between volumes of production, income and the fact that there actually people live. In the ecological question we will always be on the side of the Chelyabinsk. We are set up very seriously. It has been developed and executed comprehensive strategies for reducing emissions in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk within the framework of the Federal project «Pure air», — said the Governor.

According to him, with his own money of enterprises implementing new environmental technologies: establish the gazoochistnoe equipment and system automatic control of the emission sources. So, «Mechel» has invested in environmental programs, more than 1.3 billion rubles, MMK in recent years has invested in the refurbishment of nearly 6.5 billion rubles, thereby reducing gross emissions of dust, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide almost 27 tons, he said.

The head of the region explained that all Chelyabinsk enterprises voluntarily carried out an environmental audit, and, according to him, more in Russia nobody is engaged in it.

He added that recently in Chelyabinsk was visited by the Minister of natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kobylkin. «Of course, he visited Chelyabinsk landfill and noted that the decision to close the facility was difficult but correct. The challenge now is to efficiently and quickly reclaimed it,» — said the head of the region.