Koltsovo Airport still hasn’t got sanitary barrier zone

6 April 2012 (15:59)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, April 5, 2012. Sverdlovsk Region Arbitration Court looked into the clash between Sverdlovsk Region division of Federal Consumer Rights Protection Surveillance Agency (Rospotrebnadzor) and Koltsovo Airport. Rospotrebnadzor’s regional division’s claims were considered to be well-grounded, legitimate, and accomplishable, the division’s press service reports.

In 2011, the agency inspected Koltsovo Airport for compliance with the sanitary legislation, consumer rights legislation, and licensing requirements. The inspection revealed numerous violations of the sanitary and epidemiological legislation at the company. For one, the airport still hasn’t got the project for a sanitary protection zone that should serve as a protecting barrier and ensure the local population’s safety. Then, the airport was not taking measures to comply with the maximum noise levels in the area. What is more, lab tests aimed at controlling the production and labor process factors were not carried out as often as the law prescribes. Despite the existing sanitary norms, the company did not take any sanitary measures to reduce risks of cancer. Finally, Koltsovo Airport violated the hygienic requirements for female labor: at the end of 2010, twelve women were exposed to excessive electromagnetic radiation coming from the computers in their workplaces, and 111 women were engaged in strenuous physical labor.

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