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Russian natural resources agency to conduct unscheduled inspections of Arctic facilities in 2021

This year, the Federal Service for Natural Resources (Rosprirodnadzor) will conduct unscheduled inspections of industrial facilities in the Arctic zone to detect any environmental damage associated with the spill of oil and oil products.

“As instructed by Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Abramchenko, we will conduct unscheduled inspections of facilities located in the Russian Arctic whose activities pose environmental risks due to the spill of oil and oil products and the release of other pollutants,” said Rosprirodnadzor Head Svetlana Radionova.

The inspections will be carried out at the facilities of 14 enterprises, seven of which are involved in the production and processing of hydrocarbons.

Also this year, the agency may conduct environmental inspections at 32 facilities located in three Russian regions and operated by Lukoil subsidiaries Ritek and Lukoil-Kaliningradmorneft.