More than 3,500 tons of scrap metal collected in Yakutia under the Clean Arctic project
The material was handed over for further recycling and disposal.18 May 2023
More than 3,500 tons of scrap metal have been collected in the Bulun and Ust-Yansk uluses of Yakutia since the launch of the Clean Arctic federal project in the republic. This was reported by TASS, citing the acting Minister of Ecology, Nature Management and Forestry of Yakutia, Evgeny Perfiliev.
According to Sergey Neustroev, First Deputy Minister for Arctic Development and Northern Affairs of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), work is planned this year with the removal of scrap metal collected last year. He pointed out that this is quite a time-consuming task. At the beginning of April this year, lorries from the Sayylyk settlement in the Ust-Yansk district arrived in Yakutsk with 40 tons of scrap metal. The delivered scrap metal was handed over for further recycling and disposal.
'This year, the geography of the Clean Arctic project will be expanded. We plan to hold actions in Bulun, Verkhoyansk, Zhigansk and Ust-Yansk districts,' Neustroev said.
'Clean Arctic' is an Arctic clean-up project whose idea belongs to Dmitry Lobusov, captain of the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy, and Gennady Antokhin, a Soviet and Russian icebreaker captain and Hero of Labour of the Russian Federation. The Clean Arctic project has become a platform that brings together civil society and volunteer organisations, scientists, regional heads and business.