More pollution violations uncovered at shuttered Baikalsk Pulp and Paper mill in Siberia, Russia, by region's environmental prosecutor, who is tipped off by public observers; ability of region to host new industries now thought to be compromised
April 17, 2014
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– During the liquidation of the Baikalsk Pulp and Paper mill in Siberia, Russia, numerous additional violations caused by the mill’s pollution have been uncovered, reported OOSKAnews on April 16.
The region’s plan to attract new industries, including proposed plants along Lake Baikal for mineral water and fresh produce, are thought to be compromised by the latest announcement about water pollution.
The violations were lately identified by the West Baikal Environmental Prosecutor’s office, which was alerted by members of the public, OOSKAnews reported.
People said they had seen green slime near a tailing pond used to remove waste from the mill site, which is crossed by many streams and is just two kilometers from the shore of Lake Baikal, one of the world’s largest bodies of fresh water.
The mill was closed last year, following a long-standing dispute. It was the last threat to the region’s relatively unspoiled ecosystem, reported OOSKAnews.
The primary source of this article is OOSKAnews, Warrenton, Virginia, on April 16, 2014. Click here to view full version of primary source's original article.