Round table on the elimination of ash dumps in St.Petersburg

St. Petersburg has long been considered the Venice of the North. Back in 1703, the future capital of the empire was dug with numerous rivers and canals. Until now, many dredging and cleaning works are carried out on the territory of the city.


For example, this summer, by order of the Committee for Nature Management and Envionment Safety, the city will continue work on three planned water bodies: the Obvodny Canal, the Fontanka and Volkovka rivers.


During bottom cleaning operations, a large number of building structures, pipes, concrete blocks, emergency vehicles and tires are lifted from the bottom of watercourses, not to mention small debris and litter. Therefore, the caravan of bottom cleaning equipment always includes floating pontoons for storing bulky waste during operation, which is then disposed of at the solid waste landfill.


True, often city residents are faced with unfair storage of contaminated soil left after dredging and bottom cleaning operations. For example, for six months in the south-west of St. Petersburg, on an area of ​​40 hectares, at the crossroads of the protected zones of the Gulf of Finland, the Krasnenkaya River and the South-West TPP, a landfill of construction waste is growing right in front of local residents, with huge ammount of contaminated dumps from the bottom of city rivers and canals. The height of the rubble in some places has already exceeded 15 meters.


Last Wednesday, April 14 at 14:00, Eco-Express-Service LLC held a round table on the elimination of ash dumps, which was attended by the Committee for Nature Management and Envionment Safety, environmental activists and city residents. Based on the results of the round table and discussions, a resolution was written and a plan for solving the existing problem was drawn up.