Russian military men will set ecological control in the arctic zone
14:05 13 октября 2014
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It is planned to form the regional ecological center of the Northern fleet for control over ecology in the Russian Arctic zone. It will fulfill ecological monitoring and control over observation of Russian and international nature-protecting legislation in places of location of the fleet and in the polar zone, where military men are located, as it is noted by the deputy minister for defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Dmitriy Bulgakov.
According to his words, their presence in the Arctic will not influence on increase of pollution sources.
Existing international standards regulating issues of ecological security are taken into consideration at placement of subdivisions.
The military department elaborated the special road map on observation of requirements of ecological security in the arctic zone. According to the document, during several years the Ministry for defense plans to bring territories of location of military units and subdivisions in the arctic zone to proper state. Now specialists are conducting assessment of real ecological state of places of troops basing in the Arctic, including on the territories, where military units were located in the time of the Soviet Union, as the board of the press-service and information of the Ministry for defense of the Russian Federation informs.
As Dmitriy Bulgakov informs, during the coming years it is planned to pull down ramshackle and ruined constructions, to conduct reclamation of territories, in other words to remove debris, foundations, metal constructions and to fulfill other activities. It needs to remove metal scraps, including casks and other containers, which were used for delivering or storing of fuel. The wastes will be disposed by transportation to the continent or on the territory with use of special equipment.
Also as he tells, this year the troops of the Eastern military region conducted cleaning of Wrangel Island and the district of Otto Schmidt cape from domestic and economic garbage. About 10 tons of different wastes were removed.