Putin demanded to close Balashikha landfill within a month

Putin demanded to close Balashikha landfill within a month

During a live phone-in residents of one of the districts located next to the landfill Kuchino complained about the neighborhood with the dump.⁠

President Vladimir Putin demanded to close the Kuchino landfill in Balashikha and prepare an examination and documents on it in the near future. Talking with Head of the Ministry of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy, he demanded an early resolution of the problem, RIA Novosti reported.

"You said that he (Governor of the Moscow region Andrey Vorobiev - ed.) should write an application for getting the appropriate funds for this. Consider that he wrote. By the end of the day it will be at your end," the President added.

Funds for the disposal of the landfill can be allocated from the reserve or presidential funds. Putin instructed Prime-Minister Dmitry Medvedev to monitor this issue.

Recall, during a live phone-in residents of one of the districts located next to the landfill Kuchino complained about the neighborhood with the dump.

On the same day, the Governor visited the landfill. Vorobiev said "they did not follow the ecological norms and built houses where it could not be built." Immediately afterwards, the Investigative Committee determined that the permission to build houses near the landfill was given illegally. According to the information of the regional Glavgosstroynadzor, a group of companies Morton built a house near the garbage site in 2015.

The landfill was opened in 1964 on the site of the spent clay pit. Talks about the need for the speedy closure of the facility have been held since 1975, but garbage continues to be brought to the site so far. Minister of Ecology and Nature Management of the Moscow Region Alexander Kogan said that according to plans, the garbage’s effluent will be stopped to in December 2018, and the remediation will begin in January 2019.

In addition, Vorobiev said that the site could be closed only after the incinerator plant in Orekhovo-Zuevo would be opened in 2019.

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