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Russia: Prosecutors open pollution probe after streams in Urals run orange
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Russia: Prosecutors open pollution probe after streams in Urals run orange

Russian Federation, Lyovikha, Sverdlovsk region
July 16, 2020 at 09:57 GMT -00:00 · Published

Prosecutors of the Nizhny Tagil district of Sverdlovsk region are probing possible environmental crimes after footage emerged online from an abandoned mine and streams that have turned orange in the Urals.

The investigation comes after Russian Instagram travel blogger Sergei Zamkadniy uploaded drone footage last week of a disused copper-sulphide mine located near the village of Lyovikha.

The mine was officially closed in 2004, and a water neutralisation station was built next to it. However, local environmentalist Andrei Volegov commented on Facebook that the artificial pond overflows during heavy rains.

The state-owned company "Uralmonazite" is currently responsible for the Lyovikha mine’s water drainage neutralisation.

The prosecutors will now examine whether pollutants in the streams that flow out of the mine exceed the limits and to decide whether to proceed with criminal investigations.


Russia: Prosecutors open pollution probe after streams in Urals run orange
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Prosecutors of the Nizhny Tagil district of Sverdlovsk region are probing possible environmental crimes after footage emerged online from an abandoned mine and streams that have turned orange in the Urals.

The investigation comes after Russian Instagram travel blogger Sergei Zamkadniy uploaded drone footage last week of a disused copper-sulphide mine located near the village of Lyovikha.

The mine was officially closed in 2004, and a water neutralisation station was built next to it. However, local environmentalist Andrei Volegov commented on Facebook that the artificial pond overflows during heavy rains.

The state-owned company "Uralmonazite" is currently responsible for the Lyovikha mine’s water drainage neutralisation.

The prosecutors will now examine whether pollutants in the streams that flow out of the mine exceed the limits and to decide whether to proceed with criminal investigations.

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