Ural Turbine Plant to upgrade treatment plants

28 July 2010 (10:14)

Sverdlovsk Region’s environmental prosecution authorities inspected ZAO Ural Turbine Plant and found a number of legal offenses there. It was detected that the steam- and gas-driven turbine manufacturer has been dumping manufacturing water in the River Iset, through the River Osnovinka and the River Melkovka. The plant also fails to ensure the necessary treatment of hazardous effluents.

The authorities determined that the company’s waste treatment plants located in Uchiteley St. in Yekaterinburg do not operate to their full capacity, which is why the plant occasionally dumps waste effluents in the nearby bodies of water. The investigation made it clear that the plant’s waste water contains 100 times more mineral products than the maximum permissible amount set by the law; also, the copper and iron content in the water was exceeded by fifteen and eleven times, respectively.

A claim was laid with the court against ZAO Ural Turbine Plant on behalf of the prosecutor. The plaintiff insists that the plant upgrade its treatment facilities. Ordzhonikidzevskiy district court of Yekaterinburg ruled in the favor of this demand.

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