Simferopol official to be prosecuted for fly dumping
The damage from his actions amounted to 4.8 million rubles ($74.2 thousand).
The police suspected one of the former high-ranking officials of the Simferopol administration, who works as Head of a municipal enterprise, of creating an illegal garbage dump. The name of the civil servant is not specified. This is reported on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
It is reported that the duties of the official included the control of "the collection and transportation of solid municipal waste." However, instead of controlling the transportation of garbage, the accused created illegal dumping in an inappropriate place where waste was carried to in large quantities. Environmentalists have calculated that the damage from soil pollution amounted to at least 4.8 million rubles ($74.2 thousand).
A criminal case was filed against the official under the article on Exceeding Official Powers. Investigation of the case is ongoing.