The war did not prevent the implementation of the environmental program at the Northern MPP metinvest.media

The war did not prevent the implementation of the environmental program at the Northern MPP

Olena Yatseno

The enterprise is actively implementing dust suppression measures at the tailings

At the Northern Mining and Processing Plant (Northern GOK), located in Kryvyi Rih in the Dnipropetrovsk region and owned by the Metinvest group, despite the war, the city's environmental program is being implemented in full.

How the planned environmental projects are carried out at the industrial facilities of the plant — specialists of the Department of Ecology of the Executive Committee of the Kryvyi Rih City Council learned, reports company press office.

"In wartime conditions, the environmental program at the Northern Mining and Processing Plant remains unchanged. To reduce atmospheric emissions, we use internal and external hydraulic blasting, use non-electric initiation systems, TNT-free explosives. Hydro monitors and other special equipment were prepared for the beginning of the irrigation season. We plan to continue experiments to select the optimal option of a binder for fixing dry cards," said Alexei Stepanenko, head of the environment department at NorthGOK.

It is noted that the enterprise is actively implementing dust suppression measures at the tailings. In addition to alluvial maps and coating them with chemicals, ecologists use green technologies. Last year, a positive result was achieved during the experimental planting of rye on an area of ​​6 hectares. Therefore, this season they plan to plant another 31 hectares of dry land and slopes of the dam. The rock load was also sown with cereals and 2.5 thousand bushes were planted on it.

To reduce the concentration of dust along the central road to Zhovti Vody, bushes of Vichy grapes were planted this spring. It is unpretentious in care, grows rapidly and forms a green carpet. On the roadside, last year's pines, trees and bushes also began to appear. Over the past three years, almost 25 thousand coniferous and deciduous plants have been planted on the territory of NorthGOK and in the sanitary protection zone of the Pervomaisky quarry.

From spring to late autumn, the plant waters technological roads and bruises in quarries around the clock. They also fight dust on city roads. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the plant's vehicles water the city streets.

According to the head of the department for environmental protection of the Department of Ecology of the Kryvyi Rih City Council, Darya Shikhova, thanks to the implementation of the activities of the city environmental program by enterprises, since 2015, the concentration of dust in Kryvyi Rih has halved.

She added that in cooperation with scientists, new technologies are being introduced in mining. As a result, every year the areas of fixed maps of the tailings, sanitary protection zones and the number of green spaces increase.

As reported EcoPolitica earlier, experts Inhulets Mining and Processing Plant (InGOK), which is part of the Metinvest group, sowed with grasses the vertical slope of dump No. 1 from the side of Inhulets.

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