The Prosecutor’s office of Perm Krai has begun check of the enterprises of OJSC “Uralkali” in compliance with the legislation governing the work on laying mines, according to RBC.
The press service of the Prosecutor General, the Agency said that in the near future in Perm Krai there will arrive employees of the Prosecutor General for verification. The regional Prosecutor’s office also checks the activities of Rostechnadzor in carrying out supervision over the conduct backfilling operations in the mines of Uralkali.
On 6 October, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Prosecutor General to conduct compliance checks of “Uralkali” of the legislation governing planning and implementation of stowing operations in mines.
Earlier the General Director of “Uralkali” Dmitry Osipov told RBC that the company is ready for inspection, and the risk of new failures no. “We are monitoring the situation on the surface, a whole complex of measures to prevent any adverse effects. This involved hundreds of people, to ensure geological safety, we spend billions of dollars per year”, – said Osipov.
In addition, Putin instructed the government and local authorities to find out the reasons for the delay of construction of housing for the inhabitants of Berezniki of the Perm region. For these purposes in 2014-2015 has been allocated from Federal and regional budgets, a third of the costs financed by Uralkali. Housing in Berezniki found in an emergency due to the proximity of the zones of the collapse of the mines of Uralkali.
According to the instructions of the President, the company needs to participate in financing the settlement due to the rising cost of housing. Term report for both orders established before December 1 of the current year.
Failures in Berezniki appeared after the flooding of the mine “Uralkali” 10 years ago. We will remind, in October 2006, the mine Berezniki-1 of Uralkali in Berezniki accident: in one of the sections of the mine was found to increase the inflow of brine.
In July 2007 in the area of the mine accident the company has occurred failure of the soil above karst cavity, resulting in a zone of subsidence was the railway near the station Berezniki, as well as a number of houses. By the end of 2007 funnel in Berezniki has reached gigantic proportions.
In late 2014 – early 2015 in Berezniki, new failures, one of which was next to the school building. This five-meter failure for the three months turned into a huge funnel with a size of 22×22 meters and a depth of nine meters.