The Ministry for defense over-fulfilled the plan on cleaning of the Arctic from ecological garbage
15:41 5 ноября 2015
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The plan of 2015 on cleaning of the Arctic zone from ecological garbage was over-fulfilled on 20 percent. This information was given by the deputy minister for defense of the Russian Federation Dmitriy Bulgakov.
The deputy minister reminds that this year more than 170 military men and several tens of different vehicles were involved into fulfillment of tasks on cleaning of places of location of military subdivisions. The work was conducted on islands of the archipelago Novaya Zemlya, Kotelny and Wrangel, as RIA «Novosti» informs.
As Dmitriy Bulgakov notes, subdivisions of the Ministry for defense removed about 5000 tons of metal scraps during the first year of the work on cleaning of the Arctic zone from ecological garbage that had remained from the time of the Soviet Union. At that, more than 4500 tons were collected on the islands; 1600 tons of them were removed from the territory. The rest garbage was collected on the continental part.
According to his words, the ministry for defense plans ecological cleaning for 2016 and next years. Completely the Russian Arctic will be cleaned from garbage approximately by 2018.