24 serious environmental violations in Murmansk region

Publish date: February 3, 2006

Members of the Murmansk control authority on protection of marine bio-resources report that there were registered 24 serious violations of regional environmental legislation in 2005.

The authority also issued 40 warnings about minor issues and conducted inspections of 28 out of the 157 industrial companies located along regional marine environments.

The most common environmental violation in 2005 was dumping of garbage in the water zones. The control authority in 2005 received 116 applications for new construction projects in the regional marine zone, among which was the construction of an LNG plant outside the town of Vidyaevo. 98 of the projects have been approved, 1 rejected and 17 are still under review.