Russian military gather 750 tons of scrap metal during 2021 Arctic cleanup campaign
Members of an environmental platoon serving with the Central Military District collected about 750 metric tons of scrap metal during the seasonal Arctic cleanup operations near the township of Volochanka in the Taimyr Dolgano-Nenets District of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. This is 150 metric tons more than planned.
“From early June 2021, military ecologists of the Central Military District collected 750 metric tons of scrap metal. This was 150 metric tons more than planned, during the Arctic cleanup operations. The soldiers dismantled and cut up 25 metal structures and reservoirs, compacted over 5,500 drums and prepared the batches of scrap metal ready to be transported to storage facilities,” explained Yulia Kolokolnikova, Head of the Central Military District’s Environmental Safety Service.
The 2021 Arctic cleanup operation for this year is now complete, and the soldiers are re-deploying to their permanent bases.
The Central Military District’s press service reported that over 30 soldiers and about 20 items of special-purpose equipment and motor vehicles had been involved in the process of removing industrial waste from the Arctic. A self-contained field camp accommodated the soldiers.