By Saule Tasboulatova
The plant for utilization of dangerous wastes (pesticides and toxic chemicals) could be built in Atyrau Oblast. At the moment the government is inclined to make such decision. However local authorities are categorically against it.
To recall, last year the government made the decision to construct dangerous wastes utilization plant in
The idea was voiced by the chief expert of department of waste management under the Ministry of Energy Aidar Makhmetov at the international Ertysinvest forum:
– Currently in
In particular, on the territory of the
However the public of
It is enough to upgrade the plant as per new requirements, which will require much less, than 100 million dollars, and in 2016 it will be possible to utilize dangerous wastes here.
The commission arrived from Astana and was convinced that the required plant already exists in the rotational camp.
– It is about pesticides and dangerous toxic chemicals, permanent organic pollution, they weren't utilized decades, their concentration doesn't fall down over time, - local ecologists speak.
– Those are pesticides used in agriculture and we are not an agricultural region, we are an industrial region. We don't impose our petrowaste, for example, to the southern regions. As far as we know, Atyrau region governor also refused that idea: no, our region is not agricultural, and we have no relation to pesticides.
"SHKOLNIK KNOWS THAT WE DON'T AGREE"
Nevertheless, some republican internet mass-media quote the deputy head of management of subsoil use, environment and water resources of Pavlodar region Kadylzhan Satiev: "Atyrau Oblast declared that they have an opportunity to build such plant in their region, motivating that with more suitable climatic, economic conditions, infrastructure. Now such opportunity is actively studied. In this aspect there is no mention of
We asked to comment on this situation the first deputy Governor of Atyrau Oblast Gumar Duisembaev. Here what he answered:
– “I personally signed and sent the letter that we are categorically against the construction of this plant. Governor also said that some of our businessmen would love to earn money if they were at least oil slurry or oil field wastes, but those are pesticides. When we studied the documents, it became clear that up to 10 thousand tons of pesticides were supposed to be brought here. We don't use them here, why would we need it? The position of our regional governor in this regard is strict. He stated it to Mr. Shkolnik, by saying that my first deputy sent you the letter and we will stand on this position".