Wildlife and environment
Volunteers remove 200 tons of garbage from unauthorized dump sites in Yamal
© RIA Novosti. Lesya Polyakova

Volunteers remove 200 tons of garbage from unauthorized dump sites in Yamal

Participants in the Future of the Arctic environmental project have collected over 200 tons of garbage at unauthorized dump sites in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (YNAA), the Novy Urengoi city website reports.

"Two hundred tons of rubbish has been cleared from an area of 4 square kilometers. The initiative involved 211 volunteers from environmental teams formed in Salekhard, Nadym, Tarko-Sale, Muravlenko and Noyabrsk," a city spokesperson said.

Volunteers collected 2,200 liters of garbage and scrap in Novy Urengoi. The project is targeting 43 facilities (3.5 million square meters) in 12 YNAA municipal entities (with the exception of Krasnoselkupsky District). On August 10, the administration decided to extend to project schedule, adding 11 locations with a total area of 1.5 square kilometer.