Russian Copper Company’s Environmental Programs Approved at EcoTech

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, December 19, 2017. Russian Copper Company took part in EcoTech 2017 International Forum in Moscow on December 12-14, 2017, the company press service reports.

The company stand featured its key projects to make up for the environmental damage done to Chelyabinsk Oblast’s industrial towns in the twentieth century. The initiatives to reclaim and rehabilitate the deteriorated lands in Karabash and to refill the used-up Korkinsky Mine were commented on as the breakthrough projects of vital importance to the Southern Urals.

Russia’s Ministry for Natural Resources & Environment awarded Russian Copper Company’s Karabashmed for the successful implementation of environmental projects set out in an agreement the plant signed with the ministry, Rosprirodnadzor, and Chelyabinsk Oblast Government. The paper was signed in November 2016 and covered for a large-scale upgrades program at Karabashmed in 2017 and 2018. The program was estimated to require RUR 2.3bn in investments.

‘We are grateful to Russia’s Ministry for Natural Resources & Environment for this positive estimate of our efforts. It’s important for us to have the ministry’s and the local authorities’ support as we work on our environmental projects. And this is the kind of support we received within the framework of the agreement that was signed at the beginning of Russia’s Year of The Environment,’ says Russian Copper Company’s Vice President for Environmental & Industrial Safety Natalia Gonchar.

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