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Murmansk Region to close largest rubbish dump in polar area

March 26, 10:13 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Authorities of the Murmansk Region will close down in 2018 Russia’s biggest dump in the Polar area

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MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. Authorities of the Murmansk Region will close down in 2018 Russia’s biggest dump in the Polar area, due to opening of the first eco-techno park in the Russian Arctic zone, the region’s Deputy Governor Evgeny Nikora told the Ecology forum in Moscow.

"We have the biggest dump in Russia’s Polar area," he said. "We are closing it down this year, as we are opening the biggest eco-techno park under the biggest investment agreement in waste treatment."

"We are closing down the dump, and will work on the soil revegetation there," the deputy governor continued, adding the dump in Murmansk had received waste from the regional center and from neighboring settlements.

The eco-techno park in the Murmansk Region was opened for trials in December 2017. It includes a waste-sorting complex and a waste landfill.

The waste-sorting complex has modern equipment, mostly Russia-made, which is adjusted to the northern climate conditions. Its main task would be to select recyclable materials (metals, textile, glass, plastic and paper).

The IX international forum - Ecology - was in Moscow on March 22-23. It was organized by deputy head the State Duma’s committee on ecology and environment Nikolai Valuyev. The forum’s objective was to support organization and development of favorable conditions for the environment’s improvement in Russia and globally.

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