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State Environmental Inspection checked rapeseed crops at Ingulets mining and processing plant

Mining industry / Ukraine

To combat dust formation at the industrial sites of the Ingulets Mining and Processing Plant (INGOK), rape, fescue and alfalfa are planted, and since last year, rye has been planted on the tailings dump.

State Environmental Inspection checked rapeseed crops at Ingulets mining and processing plant

Head of the Department of State Environmental Supervision (Control) of Industrial Pollution of the State Environmental Inspection of Ukraine Vitaliy Postolenko, together with representatives of the State Environmental Inspection Office in Kryvyi Rih, surveyed the industrial sites of the Ingulets mining and processing plant of the Metinvest group in order to familiarize themselves with the complex of measures taken by the enterprise for dust suppression. This was reported by the press service of the State Environmental Inspection of Ukraine.

Now the Ingulets mining and processing plant carries out landscaping of territories. For this, liquid sludge (nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, organic polymers) and a mixture of rapeseed, fescue and alfalfa seeds are applied on the lands of the enterprise. When growing, the plants create a protective barrier against dust, and are also resistant to subzero temperatures. The plant's ecologists note that the cereal plants have taken root well in the conditions of the tailing dump. Last year rye sowed 6 hectares, in the current - 7.5 hectares.

"Within the framework of compliance with one of the basic principles provided for by the Law of Ukraine" On the Basic Principles of State Supervision (Control) in the Sphere of Economic Activity ", the State Environmental Inspectorate will continue to take measures aimed at preventing offenses in the sphere of economic activity", - noted controllers.

The Ingulets mining and processing plant specializes in the extraction and processing of ferruginous quartzites of the Ingulets deposit, located in the southern part of the Krivoy Rog iron ore basin. It produces two types of concentrate - with an iron content of 64.8% and 67%. The production capacity is 14 million tons of iron ore concentrate per year.

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