Why Russia is covered by one environmental disaster after another

Another ecological catastrophe has occurred in Russia. This time in Kamchatka. The reasons have yet to be established, but most of all, it is annoying that the very fact of its accomplishment became known only thanks to the sports community and popular bloggers. The local authorities either did not know about it at all, or, perhaps, hoped that it would “resolve itself”. It did not dissolve.

It became known for a long time that not everything is in order on the Russian coast of the Pacific Ocean. Domestic surfers took a fancy to the waves in Kamchatka, and they were the first to suffer from the environmental disaster. Athletes who spent a lot of time in the water began to watery eyes, problems with breathing, dizziness and vomiting. Doctors recorded in many of them chemical burns of the cornea of ​​I and II degrees. At the same time, they did not receive any warnings about a possible emergency from the local authorities.

Then there was a storm, after which many dead marine life were thrown ashore. The water became cloudy and dirty, unusually thick. Divers who examined the bottom reported that a real underwater cemetery had formed there. All the surrounding beaches were littered with the corpses of marine life. The water samples taken showed that the content of petroleum products in it exceeds the norm by 3,6 times, phenols - 2 times. After the visit of the governor of the region, Vladimir Solodov, on November 4, additional samples were taken and sent for research to Moscow. He threatened to fire those officials who kept silent about the state of affairs.

So, the fact that some kind of emergency actually happened was known back in the first decade of September. The popular video blogger Yuri Dud published data from the environmental protection organization Greenpeace, according to which the river became the source of the poisoning of the Pacific Ocean. From it, hazardous substances began to enter the ocean on September 9, which is confirmed by the corresponding satellite images:

Pictures in chronology on September 1, 9, 24 show that on the 9th the river was already pouring tons of poison into the ocean. It turns out that almost a month has passed. There was no reaction to prevent the disaster and save the situation.

The blogger suggested that if responsible people immediately recognized the problem, then a timely rescue operation could reduce the scale of the disaster. The key question is what caused the most serious emergency? The governor of the region expressed three versions: technogenic (human activity), volcanic activity or "algae behavior." We will not get ahead of ourselves, but it is worth remembering that a landfill was built in Kamchatka near the Kozelsky volcano for storing 108 tons of toxic chemicals and pesticides. This is waste from agricultural enterprises, which there was no one to dispose of on site, and it was expensive to take out. True, for some reason, 5 billion rubles of budgetary funds were found just to bury them in a special training ground.

Let us remind you that this is not the first time that the environment is seriously damaged through human fault. At the end of May this year, a large-scale diesel leak occurred in Norilsk, which posed a threat to the ecology of the Arctic region. Due to the peculiarities of the management at Norilsk Nickel, the repair of the fuel storage tank at CHPP-3 was carried out in a specific way. In the press there was information about large-scale "kickbacks" in the performance of work, as well as that the process was led by unsuitable people. As a result of the accident, the concentration of harmful substances in the river exceeded the norm by tens of thousands of times, and oil products eventually reached the Kara Sea. The very fact of the catastrophe was hushed up and became known far from immediately.

Damage to Kamchatka has yet to be calculated. To those health problems that formed among surfers, and the mass death of marine life, it should be added that the unique nature of Kamchatka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, a serious blow has been dealt to the attractiveness of the coast of the region for tourists and athletes. In general, if in the end it turns out that the ecological catastrophe was the result of a combination of corruption schemes, someone's negligence and an attempt to hide the fact of an emergency, then with such "responsible persons" in Russia no external enemies are needed.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 October 2020 15: 41
    It was written earlier that Greenpeace and environmentalists are all agents of the State Department.
    So listen then?
    Like there: "Who wants to, let him control by Google maps" (not literally)
    1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
      g1washntwn (George Washington) 6 October 2020 07: 24
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      Who wants to, let him control by google maps

      This googel updates maps as the NSA permits. For an experiment, try to poke your nose into areas where the "shale revolution" is rampant, where the maps are already overgrown with moss. And to show how everything is bad in Russia is always useful and coincides with their goals. Here, after all, it is not denied that the grabbers are ruining the ecology, here everything is in how to file other people's shoals and where to hide their own.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 October 2020 08: 59
        Still off topic.
        This was the Kremlin said, and it seemed there was about maps in general, and about quadcopters, drones, etc.

        Google is bad - there is Yandex, and something else there ...
        1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
          g1washntwn (George Washington) 6 October 2020 12: 51
          Quote: Sergey Latyshev
          there is Yandex, and something else there ...

          When you look at someone's watch, you only see the movement of the hands. You can only guess about what happens inside the clock, and when and in which direction the hands were moved.
          So it is in the information field.
          1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
            Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 October 2020 16: 04
            Tse is absolutely true!
            The Kremlin somehow incomprehensibly translated the arrows with the defenders of the forest ...
            1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
              g1washntwn (George Washington) 7 October 2020 06: 25
              So the information war. These "projectiles" come from both sides. Do you propose not to apply the methods that are used against Russia and the post-Soviet space?
              Legs up and zigzag I do not agree. I adhere to the correct choice of the concept "their own lard, according to mustal".
              1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
                Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 October 2020 08: 55
                Tse is correct. The main thing:
                a) do not rudely fool your own people. He's getting stupid and it's already going around
                b) Really work, and not switch the arrows to ecologists, the State Department, ukrov and the like. This also reverberates.
                c) Wave your fists not after, but before the information war ...
  2. Goldmitro Offline Goldmitro
    Goldmitro (Dmitriy) 5 October 2020 16: 17
    All this is happening and, unfortunately, will continue to happen, because the world is now ruled by GREEDE! Neither businessmen nor officials want to spend money on this - to save on everything in order to grab yourself more, and the rest and nature DO NOT care ......... will resolve itself!
  3. monman Offline monman
    monman (Garik Mokin) 5 October 2020 19: 56
    I would go to the title of the article

    Why Russia is covered by one environmental disaster after another

    - added subtitle -

    And why can't we do technical analyzes correctly.

    How much time has passed since the first complaints and there is still no correct analysis? And trace the chain to the source of infection? Cmon man !!!
    Had half a liter of blood for analysis, treated for poisoning (treated correctly!) And did not identify with what poison? And they demand information from Germany? Cmon man !!
    These two examples are the system of state powerlessness (or unwillingness) to find a solution.
  4. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter 5 October 2020 20: 40
    In general, if in the end it turns out ...

    That no one is "guilty" except for global warming. And if anyone is guilty, it is a locksmith "Ivanov-Petrenko" or some kind of engineer-manager, since they negligently performed their duties without showing at the right time the proper initiative and ingenuity. "Knocking" on our own is not good, these flora and fauna will somehow be interrupted. Here you know, serious uncles, they earn real money and probably even enter a bit into the budget. They have no time to waste such little things.
  5. Semyon Semyonov_2 (Semyon Semyonov) 5 October 2020 22: 28
    Gather all those responsible for the catastrophe and publicly shoot, and not fire, as Solodov said.
  6. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 6 October 2020 13: 13
    Judging by what kind of fires are raging in the Voronezh region, and I have lived here all my life and this has never happened before, I dare to assume that each such disaster has a specific name and surname. This is a man-made state of emergency, the authors of which are Russophobes of all stripes and it is high time for the FSB to deal with this issue, moreover, to deal closely and severely punish those responsible.
  7. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 8 October 2020 06: 33
    It looks like the optimization also went through the nature protection. There was the Ministry of Water Resources and its own laboratories. Their assistants who reported violations. Usually there were drops on weekends. They called the inspectors, and they left and punished severely. And most importantly, they felt the support of the state.