Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to heat up Arctic towns using plasma waste-incineration method
The plasma waste-incineration method is the best waste-disposal technology for the Far North; the heat thus generated must be used to keep local people warm, Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dmitry Kobylkin told RIA Novosti.
"Of course, plasma incineration is an ideal method. We have such systems which are not widely used so far. We are now signing an agreement with the National Research Center Kurchatov Institute. It goes without saying that we would like to convert as much waste as possible into heat for the Arctic population," Kobylkin noted, while replying to a question about the best waste-disposal technology for the Far North.
Since 2019, Russia has been implementing a new system to regulate the solid-waste management process. Regional operators will transport, process, decontaminate and bury such waste. Prices for such a job will be approved separately, and this new service will not be included in utility payments.