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SUEK invests in environmental protection

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Russian coal company, SUEK, has signed a number of agreements with the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources relating to environmental protection measures at SUEK facilities.

The agreements cover environmental protection measures at SUEK’s new Praveberezhny mine in Khabarovsk, the Vanino Bulk Terminal and Maly Port, and the company’s facilities in the Primorye region.

“The company is committed to doing everything possible to maintain a healthy environment for future generations,” said SUEK CEO, Vladimir Rashevsky. “We are therefore implementing a set of environmental measures aimed at reducing the environmental footprint.”

At Pravoberezhny, combined treatment facilities will be construction and iron-removal facilities will be reconstructed. Work will also be undertaken on site improvement and landscaping, including dust control.

The company has also agreed to modernise the sewage treatment plants and dust suppression programmes on the stacker-reclaimers and conveyors at Vanino Bulk Terminal. Dust reduction has also the target of work at Maly Port.

In Primorye region, the company will reconstruct wastewater treatment facilities at its operations.

All agreements were signed as part of measures to be implemented under the Year of the Environment in the Russian Federation, which will take place in 2017. The company has earmarked RUB 3 billion to be spent on environmental protection next year, said Rashevsky.

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