The Minister of natural resources and ecology of Russia Sergey Donskoy

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MURMANSK, August 26. /TASS/. Environmental projects in the Russian Arctic will lead the area in pristine condition, said Saturday during his working trip to Murmansk, the Minister of natural resources of Russia Sergey Donskoy.

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“We want to lead our Arctic pristine condition when waste is not just does not spoil the view site, but not interfere with others to develop Arctic projects, which we have quite a lot,” he said.

According to don, some clean-up projects in the Arctic has come a long way. In particular, initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin the project on the Islands of Franz-Joseph. “The implementation went to the final stage . More than half of the accumulated environmental damage, which for 60 years has been formed is transported to the mainland,” – said the Minister.

The Minister added that environmental projects are conducted on Novaya Zemlya, and other Arctic Islands. Besides the Arctic, are also to be cleared will be the Northern coast of Russia.

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Earlier don said that the elimination of accumulated damage in the Arctic zone provides to spend of 1.69 billion. Events are held in the framework of the priority national project “Clean country”. The clean-up projects are implemented on the archipelago Franz-Joseph in the floodplains of the Creek Kuznetsov mezenskogo district of the Arkhangelsk region, in Yakutia, on an abandoned Kularsky gold extraction plant. In addition, the planned reclamation of solid waste landfill in the city of Naryan-Mar Nenets Autonomous Okrug (NAO).

For the period from 2012 to 2015 in the Arctic zone already disposed of 40 thousand tons of waste, reclaimed 200 hectares of land. All in all, the Arctic zone 102 of the object requiring disposal of waste that have been accumulating since the development of the region by the Soviet Union. The most unfavorable region is Krasnoyarsk Krai, on the territory of which there are 52 object lessons-harm. The cleanest considered NAO and Yakutia.