SEVGOK ecologists have received a positive result on the sowing of rye on the maps of the tailing dump. The experiment was carried out in October on an area of 4 hectares and received 100% germination. Thanks to the powerful root system and green mass, winter crops will significantly reduce dusting on dry surfaces.
“To reduce the man-made impact on the environment, we successfully use green technologies. Along with greening of dry maps of the tailing dump, we also carry out sodding of the slopes of the dams. In November, we will plant grass on an area of 6 hectares, plant a thousand shrubs and conifers along the central road in the direction of Yellow Waters. Metinvest spent over UAH 2 billion for the implementation of environmental projects at Severny GOK last year alone, ”stressed Oleksiy Stepanenko, head of the environmental protection department of Severny GOK.
This fall, the plant will continue to take care of the previously green areas. In the sanitary protection zone of the Pervomaisky quarry, they will mow the grass, feed the plants, cut the trees.
“It is very important that industrial enterprises, including Severny GOK, timely and fully carry out the activities that are stipulated by the City Environmental Program. To improve the environmental situation, water monitors fight dust in quarries, on industrial and urban roads. Cereals and grasses anchor the dusty surfaces of the tailing dump. Also, the plant continues to plant trees and shrubs in sanitary protection zones, ”said Anastasia Kobrina, chief specialist of the ecology department of the executive committee of the Kryvyi Rih city council.
Green technologies are widely used at the Central and Ingulets GOKs. This fall, rye was sown on maps of the tailing dumps of the combines with an area of 140 hectares.