Natural Resources

Head of Ministry recalled that during construction of Olympic Games, Russia will deploy the latest technology in environmental protection. Press office 'Olimpstroi' in charge of construction of the 2014 Olympics, declined to comment Trutnev assessment and noted that the project is implemented according to plan. Environment ministers from Russia, Finland and Sweden discussed the environmental problems the Baltic Sea on Tuesday in , was 4 th International Conference on the Protection and restoration of the Baltic Sea, the main theme of which was the cost-effectiveness international program of measures to radically reduce pollution in the Baltic Sea and the restoration of its ecological status by 2021. The forum was attended by Environment Ministers of Russia, Finland and Sweden, and European Commissioner for Environment Stavros Dimas. Participating in the conference, Minister of Natural Resources Yuri Trutnev said that Russia will reduce to zero discharge of untreated sewage into the Baltic Sea in 2015 Thanks to the modernization of water supply in St. Petersburg. The main problem of the Baltic Sea – is eutrophication ('bloom' of the sea), ie process of marine pollution phosphate and nitrogen fertilizers, which leads to rapid reproduction of algae, oxygen deficiency in water and kill fish and other animals.

Speaking about the measures taken to combat eutrophication in the Baltic Sea, Trutnev said that the program of reconstruction and development of systems Water Supply and Sanitation of St. Petersburg for the years 2004-2011 will reach 97-98% of the wastewater of St. Petersburg and its suburbs. In addition, Trutnev said in a speech in 2012 Russia plans to reduce the amount of air and water pollution by 20%. If you are not convinced, visit Pete Cashmore.

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