The bankrupt Russian chemical plant threatens & # 39; next CHERNOBYL & # 39;

Bankrupt Russian chemical plant threatens & # 39; next CHERNOBYL & # 39 ;: Crumbling chlorine plant can & # 39; explode & # 39; and cause damage to the environment, the official warns

  • The abandoned Usolyekhimprom plant is a & # 39; toxic disaster that is about to happen & # 39;
  • Russian top official warned of & # 39; huge & # 39; quantities of chemicals that can pollute the river
  • Plant contains huge amounts of mercury and needed to be & # 39; evolved & # 39;
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A decaying chemical plant in Siberia can injure the environment on the Chernobyl scale, says a Russian senior official.

The abandoned Usolyekhimprom plant, which has been abandoned and is in ruins due to the bankruptcy, is & # 39; a toxic disaster that is about to happen & # 39 ;.

Unknown chemicals and oil waste can explode & # 39; and pollute a large river at a rotting site where there is also an enormous supply of mercury.

A decaying chemical plant in Siberia can injure the environment on the Chernobyl scale, says a Russian senior official

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A decaying chemical plant in Siberia can injure the environment on the Chernobyl scale, says a Russian senior official

The hair-raising warning came from Svetlana Radionova, head of the environmental watchdog Rosprirodnadzor, who personally inspected the disused industrial hellhole from the Stalin era.

& # 39; This is essentially the territory of an environmental disaster. We must act now, otherwise we have a & # 39; ecological Chernobyl & # 39 ;, & # 39; she said.

Radionova warned about & # 39; huge & # 39; quantities of mercury and oil waste that could flow into the Angara River, an important Siberian waterway that flows from Lake Baikal.

& # 39; This is a huge, chemically dangerous undertaking that is in a half-destroyed state, & # 39; she warned.

the hair-raising warning came from Svetlana Radionova (photo), head of the environmental watchdog Rosprirodnadzor, who personally inspected the disused industrial hellhole from the Stalin era

the hair-raising warning came from Svetlana Radionova (photo), head of the environmental watchdog Rosprirodnadzor, who personally inspected the disused industrial hellhole from the Stalin era

the hair-raising warning came from Svetlana Radionova (photo), head of the environmental watchdog Rosprirodnadzor, who personally inspected the disused industrial hellhole from the Stalin era

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& # 39; The negligent owners exhausted their last resources and threw it away. & # 39;

The official said: & # 39; No one knows what is. & # 39;

The plant – on a dirty 1,500-hectare site in the Irkutsk region, which stopped production nine years ago with hardly any tidying up – had to be & # 39;

A crumbling mercury electrolysis plant covered an area of ​​more than 2.5 hectares on a site that made chlorine and had other industrial functions that were state secrets in the Soviet era.

The abandoned Usolyekhimprom plant, which has been abandoned and is being destroyed due to bankruptcy, is & # 39; a toxic disaster that is about to happen & # 39; (pictured when it was open)

The abandoned Usolyekhimprom plant, which has been abandoned and is being destroyed due to bankruptcy, is & # 39; a toxic disaster that is about to happen & # 39; (pictured when it was open)

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The abandoned Usolyekhimprom plant, which has been abandoned and is being destroyed due to bankruptcy, is & # 39; a toxic disaster that is about to happen & # 39; (pictured when it was open)

Unknown chemicals and oil waste can explode & # 39; and pollute a large river on a rotting site where there is also an enormous supply of mercury

Unknown chemicals and oil waste can explode & # 39; and pollute a large river on a rotting site where there is also an enormous supply of mercury

Unknown chemicals and oil waste can explode & # 39; and pollute a large river on a rotting site where there is also an enormous supply of mercury

& # 39; They have pumped oil refinery waste into boreholes that once contained saline solutions & she said to Izvestia newspaper.

& # 39; The Angara River flows nearby, and it is crystal clear that if such a borehole exploded, the river would all be polluted. & # 39;

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Her warning for a second Chernobyl seems apocalyptic, reported The Siberian Times.

Radionova warned about & # 39; huge & # 39; quantities of mercury and oil waste that could flow into the Angara River, an important Siberian waterway that flows from Lake Baikal

Radionova warned about & # 39; huge & # 39; quantities of mercury and oil waste that could flow into the Angara River, an important Siberian waterway that flows from Lake Baikal

Radionova warned about & # 39; huge & # 39; quantities of mercury and oil waste that could flow into the Angara River, an important Siberian waterway that flows from Lake Baikal

The plant - on a dirty 1,500-hectare site in the Irkutsk region, which stopped production nine years ago with hardly any tidying up - had to be & # 39;

The plant - on a dirty 1,500-hectare site in the Irkutsk region, which stopped production nine years ago with hardly any tidying up - had to be & # 39;

The plant – on a dirty 1,500-hectare site in the Irkutsk region, which stopped production nine years ago with hardly any tidying up – had to be & # 39;

A crumbling mercury electrolysis plant covered an area of ​​more than 2.5 hectares on a site that made chlorine and had other industrial functions that were state secrets in Soviet times
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A crumbling mercury electrolysis plant covered an area of ​​more than 2.5 hectares on a site that made chlorine and had other industrial functions that were state secrets in Soviet times

A crumbling mercury electrolysis plant covered an area of ​​more than 2.5 hectares on a site that made chlorine and had other industrial functions that were state secrets in Soviet times

The collapse of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in April 1986 was & # 39; the world's worst nuclear accident and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate as the cloud nuclear material spread throughout Europe.

The Kremlin's Department of Natural Resources would investigate the site and its claims.

But Regional Environment Minister Andrey Kryuchkov said: “All this, including the soil, groundwater and groundwater, is impregnated with highly toxic organic chlorine pollutants and heavy metals.

& # 39; But even this does not give serious scientists the right to make incorrect comparisons between Usoliekhimprom and Chernobyl. & # 39;

& # 39; This is a huge, chemically dangerous undertaking that is in a half-destroyed state, & # 39; she warned.

& # 39; This is a huge, chemically dangerous undertaking that is in a half-destroyed state, & # 39; she warned.

& # 39; This is a huge, chemically dangerous undertaking that is in a half-destroyed state, & # 39; she warned.

Her warning for a second Chernobyl seems apocalyptic, The Siberian Times reported

Her warning for a second Chernobyl seems apocalyptic, The Siberian Times reported

Her warning for a second Chernobyl seems apocalyptic, The Siberian Times reported

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