Clean Arctic volunteers to collect scrap metal in Norilsk

Clean Arctic volunteers to collect scrap metal in Norilsk

September 26, 2022

All the waste will be sent to Dudinka, and further to the mainland for processing.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In the Krasnoyarsk region, large-scale cleaning continues within the federal project Clean Arctic. Volunteers and local residents do up the industrial zone on the Schuchya river banks with the support of the project’s general partner – Nornickel.

By this day it was possible to collect more than 190 tons of waste.

About 2.5 thousand tons of scrap metal, left here since Soviet times, accumulated on the industrial zone territory in Norilsk. 16 volunteers take part in cleaning. All collected waste will be sent to Dudinka, and further on for processing.

“Thanks to the synergy of society, authorities and large businesses in the Krasnoyarsk region, effective, full -scale work on cleaning and disposal of waste in the Arctic is carried out. The project’s general partner – Nornickel – helps with expeditions, equipment and corporate volunteers. This is an example of how a responsible business should act. Such a partnership will serve for the benefit of our country’s ecology”, said Andrey Nagibin, the Clean Arctic project’s federal quarters’ member.

Recall that the Clean Norilsk program started in the spring of 2021. Now it is part of the Clean Arctic federal project.

For ten years, the company plans to clean 24 million square meters of the territory, remove two million tons of waste and dismantle 500 buildings. Now special attention is paid to sustainable development. The company implements a renovation program that provides for the construction of environmentally friendly Norilsk: the social and infrastructure facilities reconstruction and more.

Clean Arctic is a large -scale project to tidy up the Arctic territory from waste accumulated since Soviet times. The idea belongs to the 50 years of Victory atomic icebreaker captain Dmitry Lobusov, as well as the Soviet and Russian icebreaker captain, the Russian Federation labor hero Gennady Antohin. Clean Arctic has become a platform uniting public and volunteer organizations, scientists, heads of regions and business. Partners of the project are Nornickel, Rosatom, Fosagro and Russian Railways.

According to the Rosprirodnadzor federal nature preserving organization’s head Svetlana Radionova, the Arctic cleaning will take up to six years.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, photo: Nornickel’s press service

September 26, 2022

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