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ST. PETERSBURG, March 29 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian Geographical Society is planning to conduct permanent environmental monitoring of the Baltic Sea Region, a famous Russian Polar explorer Artur Chilingarov, who is also a member of the Federation Council, told a press conference at the third international forum titled “St. Petersburg – the maritime capital of Russia. Environment.”
“We should make the situation finally clear over the condition of the Baltic Sea, particularly clarify the situation over ammunition on the sea bottom, including chemical and other types of ammunition remained after the Second World War,” Chilingarov said. He noted that an expedition may be launched this year. The survey of the sea relief, the sea flora and fauna, the condition of fish reserves is planned to make in order to solve several problems of ecology and water economic issues.
Along with Russian specialists, representatives from 11 CIS and non-CIS states are participating in the forum. The forum is discussing environmental security, the creation of systems to combat water and air pollution and Russia’s integration in the world environmental community.