Rosprirodnadzor Discovers Environmental Violations, Spills, Pollutants


Rosprirodnadzor summed up the results of unscheduled inspections of TGK-11 enterprises in Omsk, carried out on behalf of the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Victoria Abramchenko.

In total, 89 violations were identified, including the use of faulty filters, exceeding the established volumes of emissions and the discharge of pollutants into the Om River, follows from the data of the unified register of inspections by the Prosecutor General’s Office.

Violations were revealed at CHPP-3, CHPP-4 and CHPP-5 – all of them are located within the city. Rosprirodnadzor found out that at a number of facilities there is insufficient control over emissions, and their volume exceeds the permissible standard. The factories also use faulty filters at several sites and do not take into account some types of emissions, in particular coal and sulfur dioxide.

The department found that TGK-11 did not provide information about the emergency that led to the spill of pulp at CHP-5. “No information was provided on the occurrence of an emergency that occurred on April 19, 2021, as a result of the partial destruction of the wall of the ash dump of the JV” CHPP-5 “JSC” TGC-11″, – the document says.

At the end of January, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko announced that Omsk is in fifth place in the list of 48 cities with a high level of air pollution in terms of the level of negative environmental impact on human health. At the same time, by 2024, according to the May decree of the President of Russia, the city should reduce emissions by 22.5%.