Sinara Pipe Plant Implements Land Reclamation Project

Sinara Pipe Plant (a part of Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK)) is now working on a project for the reclamation of landfills where the company’s production waste is disposed.

In compliance with the current Russian environmental legislation, the reclamation is aimed not only at restoring the practical value of the destroyed land but also at improving the environmental conditions, TMK press service reports.

So far, a number of engineering, geodesic, hydrological, hydro-meteorological, and environmental surveys have been carried out. The findings were used to design a project for the reclamation of two sections of the plant’s s sludge reservoir that were taken out of service in 1989; these sections are filled with sludge resulting from the de-acidifying of sulphate, iron-containing manufacturing water from the company’s tube-draw departments.

The reclamation will comprise two components: the technical and the biological one. The technical stage began in 2011 and consisted in filling the remaining cavities of the sludge reservoir with some solid soil and conservation with the help of watertight screens. In 2013, the biological stage is expected to be completed: this will consist in restoring the soil’s fertility and sowing some grass there.

‘Sinara Pipe Plant follows the corporate environmental policy principles in its environmental activity and shares the corporate responsibility to the society for the rational use of natural resources and maintaining the good quality environment in areas where its operates,’ says Sinara Pipe Plant’s Managing Director Sergey Chetverikov.

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