Over 2,000 tons of dangerous scrap metal to be removed from Arctic islands in 2016
Special units for eliminating environmental damage in the Arctic will remove over 2,000 metric tons of dangerous ferrous metal scrap from remote Arctic islands before the end of 2016, Northern Fleet Military Prosecutor Andrei Popov told RIA Novosti.
"We ask the command to give us detailed reports on the results of their efforts to eliminate the environmental damage that has accumulated over the past years — collection and processing of scrap metal, disposal of empty containers for oil and lubricants, dismantling of dilapidated buildings unfit for further use and removal of construction waste," Popov said at a conference on the oversight of nature protection and mineral resource legislation in the Russian Arctic zone, attended by Russia's prosecutor general.
"In all, the plan provides for the removal of over 2,000 metric tons of ferrous metal scrap this year. Last year, more than 1,500 metric tons were removed," he added.