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«Environmentally Exemplary Organization of the Nuclear Industry» Competition Results: Khiagda Enters Top Three ROSATOM Enterprises
The awarding ceremony took place as part of the IV Industry Dialogue Forum «Nuclear Power and Industry Safety Day». Anatoly Mikhailov, Director General, Khiagda, JSC, spoke about the fact that the company has a great responsibility to preserve the environment: «Environmental policy is based on the principles of rational nature management, preservation of the natural environment in areas of industrial activity, improvement of radiation control, environmental control and epidemiological surveillance systems».
For example, in the summer of 2019 and 2020, young sturgeon and grayling were raised by the order of the enterprise. About 100 thousand young fish were released into the basin of Lake Baikal, the Selenga and Ina rivers. Also, the enterprise annually takes measures for compensatory reforestation. «While in 2021 it is planned to spend RUB 20 million for this, in 2022 it is RUB 30 million, and in 2024 it is RUB 80 million,» emphasized the Director General of Khiagda, JSC. Also, the enterprise employees hold community cleanup days in the territory of presence. Together with the schoolchildren of the Romanovka village, they cleared the bank of the Kholoy River from garbage. «Improving environmental awareness is another challenge facing the enterprise. As a result, the environmental task force collected over a dozen bags of garbage,» said Anatoly Mikhailov.
Khiagda, JSC produces uranium using an environmentally friendly method of in-situ leaching in the Bauntovsky-Evenki District of the Republic of Buryatia. Currently, the enterprise develops the Khiagda ore field deposits.