29 June 2011, 13:49

Russia to clear Arctic of waste

Russia to clear Arctic of waste

Russia’s RosHydroMet meteorological service will clear the Arctic of industrial waste which amassed in the region for decades, the agency’s head Alexander Frolov said. Frolov made this announcement as he addressed a meeting of environmental monitoring officials in Arkhangelsk in the north of Russia.

Russia’s RosHydroMet meteorological service will clear the Arctic of industrial waste which amassed in the region for decades, the agency’s head Alexander Frolov said.

Frolov made this announcement as he addressed a meeting of environmental monitoring officials in Arkhangelsk in the north of Russia.

RosHydroMet will be able to dispose of waste with the help of a special expedition fleet.

The Mikhail Somov research vessel will be the first to begin the cleanup operation. The Mikhail Somov is responsible for delivering cargoes to polar stations.

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