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Ministry of Environment summarizes the results of supervisory activities for 2021 RealnoeVremya.com

Ministry of Environment summarizes the results of supervisory activities for 2021 RealnoeVremya.com

Ministry of Environment sums up results of supervisory activities in 2021 RealnoeVremya.com

The results of the supervision activities in 2021 have been summarized by the Ministry of Environment of Tatarstan

The republic has implemented environmental policies in the amount 9,6 billion rubles in the last three years. 6,6 billion of these were funded by the federal budget. The funds were used to land reclamation and construction of sewage treatment plant. Environmental issues can lead to criminal cases, and sometimes there are even violations. The material of Realnoe Vremya contains more information.

We are moving towards our main goal of improving our environment step by step

The republic participated in four federal projects of the 2021 national project Environment Improvement of the Volga River. The Protection from the Negative Impacts of Water is a project that the republic has been participating in since this year.

Construction and reconstruction 13 treatment facilities were planned as part of the Volga Improvement program. Twelve of these facilities have been completed. The 13th largest facility, the Kazan biological sewage treatment plants, is currently under construction and is expected to be operational in 2024. We also began work on the reclamation of siltfields ahead of schedule in 2021. The project implementation period is up to 2024 and the cost of work exceeds 8 billion rubles,” stated Alexander Shadrikov, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Republic of Tatarstan.

The republic participated in four federal projects of Environment’s national project in 2021. Photo: tatarstan.ru

The Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia supported the regional ministry in 2021 and helped it to bring an additional 170million rubles to the republic. This money was used to reclaim the Samosyrovskaya Kazan landfill.

Alexander Shadrikov pointed out that nature protection in Tatarstan does not only include national projects. The republic also has the state programme Reproduction and Use of Natural Resources. It has been used for 41 events totalling 1,3 billion rubles over the last three years. 15 more events are planned for 2024. According to the minister, there is also a reserve for the addition of additional facilities.

In general, more than 2 billion rubles were allocated by the authorities to co-finance environmental protection actions with the support of federal budget in 2019-2021.

These figures are attributed to the Tatarstan people. We are working to reduce the amount of pollutants, improve the air quality, reduce polluting effluents and strengthen the banks, and build hydraulic structures. This is how Shadrikov ended his speech.

Alexander Shadrikov: We are making progress towards our main goal of improving the environment by reducing pollutants, changing the air quality, decreasing polluting effluents and strengthening banks and building hydraulic structures. Photo: tatarstan.ru

52 million rubles worth of fines

According to the results from the ministry’s supervision activities for 2021 4,465 violations were found in the republic. The total amount of fines is 52 million rubles. The department noted that residents who apply to the republican government environmental reception play a significant role in this matter. Citizens are most concerned about illegal garbage disposal. Ayrat Shigapov (First Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Republic of Tatarstan), Chief State Inspector of Republic of Tatarstan in environmental protection, cited Kazan’s Gorkovkoye Shosse Street as an example.

The soil was found to contain both production and consumption waste, including scrap and waste of polyethylene product products. Ayrat Shigapov stated that administrative material was compiled against the administrations of the Kirovsky- and Moskovsky districts in the city of Kazan.

Shigapov claims that the number of citizens complaining about illegal landfills has decreased since 2017.

Ayrat Shigapov reported that 4,465 violations were found in the republic according to the results from the ministry’s supervision activities for 2021. Photo: tatarstan.ru

The ministry found 464 violations of water protection legislation in 2021. One of these was the pollution of Shoshma river in Baltasinsky.

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Ayrat Shigapov stated that the ministry regularly monitors the surface water bodies. Eight specialised laboratories are available in the republic for this purpose. 36,000 samples were taken from water bodies’ surfaces and analysed in 2021.

It used to be a source of harm, but now it is a benefit.

The ministry in the field atmospheric air protection has revealed 453 violations over the last year. The department received over 20 complaints about the quality of the air in Nizhnekamsk. Experts identified the source of the emissions and found that it was the Kamastal PLC. The company has now ordered and installed cleaning equipment in excess of 20 million rubles. One of the most striking violations is the air quality at the Mamadyshsky Trakt in Kazan and Samosyrovsky Landfill. More than 300 complaints on this issue have been received by residents of the city in the last three years.

To address this problem, work began on the reclamation the Samosyrovsky landfill. An active degassing system will be an important part of reclamation. It will be able to convert all biogas into electricity. It will be able to process all biogas into electricity, unlike the earlier release that caused harm to the area,” stated Ayrat Shigapov.

37 violations of the mining industry were also identified in the last year. In contrast to the previous examples, criminal cases were also filed. One striking example is the illegal extraction clay in Mamadyshsky.

The reclamation of the Samosyrovsky dump has already begun. An important stage in reclamation is the introduction of an active gassing system. Photo: Rinat Nazmetdinov

With the assistance of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MOI) and the Investigative Commission, 22 criminal proceedings have been opened against environmental standards violators.

Ayrat Shigapov concluded that, in general, the number of violations has decreased each year due to preventive measures, which include explanatory work.”

Emil Ziyangirov


Tatarstan

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