27 February 2012, Monday, 17:08
author: Galina Bakshieva
About 6500 violations of environmental legislation have been registered by specialists from Ministry for nature management and ecology RB in 2011. More than 4800 violations have been registered in sphere of waste recycling. In the course of the year inspectors have found out more than 700 unauthorized dumps. The total volume of waste, located on these dumps, amounted to 33, 688 thousand cubic meters.
About 1150 violations have been registered in sphere of atmospheric emissions. The absence of permits for discharge of polluting substances in atmosphere and exploitation of vehicles, having high content of exhaust polluting substances, were the most frequently met.
Almost 220 violations have been registered in sphere of mining operations in 2011. Thus, specialists of the Ministry for nature management and ecology RB have revealed more than 80 facts of illegal mining operations on the territory of the region. The volume of illegally mined mineral resources has made up about 213 thousand cubic meters.