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Deputy Prime Minister checked the implementation of the national project “Ecology” in the region.
During her working trip to the Omsk region, Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Abramchenko examined a number of landfills, as well as enterprises that have an impact on the environment in the region.
The key topic during the vice-premier’s working trip was the implementation of the federal projects “Clean Air” and “Clean Country” of the national project “Ecology”. The Deputy Prime Minister also visited Gazpromneft-Omsk Oil Refinery and the TGK-11 TPP.
As Victoria Abramchenko said, Rospotrebnadzor ranked the cities participating in the federal project by a set of indicators. Omsk ranks fifth among cities with the most polluted air. The problem of air is becoming one of the most important for the residents of the city. “It is important to intensify work with large pollutants. More than 84% of the contribution to emissions in the city is industrial emissions, 14% – heat supply facilities, CHP. I receive a large number of requests from Omsk residents about the problem of clean air. These are very emotional appeals, sometimes it is a cry from the heart. Enterprises must do everything that depends on them, with state support, with investing their own funds in modernization, so that citizens can open the window and breathe freely. But all taxpayers do not have to pay 100% of the modernization measures through the federal budget. This is the task of enterprises, ”said Victoria Abramchenko.
The Deputy Prime Minister said that the Government has approved a comprehensive plan for Omsk and is allocating 1.2 billion rubles for measures to improve the air quality in the city. In the fall of this year, detailed plans for the modernization of legal entities – polluters in 12 cities, including Omsk, should be submitted to the Government, the Deputy Prime Minister noted.
Victoria Abramchenko held an operational meeting at the site of TGK-11, one of the main pollutants in the city. The Deputy Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Natural Resources, Rosprirodnadzor and the region, together with the company, to submit to the Government a program for the modernization of the enterprise with specific parameters and terms to reduce emissions and to propose sources of financing.
In addition, during the inspection of the enterprises, Victoria Abramchenko noted the importance of creating a unified air monitoring system. Both the state, citizens and enterprises should receive data on the state of the air from the same sources. Sources of data collection, according to the Deputy Prime Minister, should be automated, and the data should come without human intervention, company management into one system for monitoring emissions into the air. “This is very important for all participants in the process, because a burst occurs when industrial enterprises are concentrated on one site, and people, environmentalists, city authorities of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation sometimes cannot understand from what source this emission is. Enterprises are interested in showing how much emissions are reduced, what specific pollutants, in what volume, in what parameter today from the operation of this enterprise get into the air, “said Viktoria Abramchenko.
She noted that the results of the implementation of the federal project should not be reports, but complete satisfaction of citizens with the environmental situation. The region should reduce its total emissions by at least 20% by 2024.
In addition, during the trip, the Deputy Prime Minister inspected the previously operating waste disposal sites. According to Victoria Abramchenko, four landfills with a total area of more than 180 hectares will be reclaimed within the borders of Omsk. The Deputy Prime Minister noted that thanks to the implementation of the national project, funding will be allocated for the work, and in addition to federal funding, the Government can also help to optimize the timing of liquidation, find the necessary solutions, and optimize costs. “We have prepared standard technological solutions for the reclamation of landfills and landfills. Thanks to the creation of such a library of solutions, the cost of reclamation will decrease by an average of 3-5 million rubles per hectare. There is a standard of technological solutions that must be taken in order for the landfill to be properly reclaimed – with leachate, solidification of landfill gases, and so on. According to analysts, the cost of proper reclamation of 1 hectare of the landfill is about 20 million rubles, ”noted Victoria Abramchenko. “It is important that all objects – accumulation, sorting, waste disposal – do not lead to negative consequences of air pollution in Omsk. This is the main priority, taking into account all decisions will be made, ”she concluded.
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