The state office of public Prosecutor demands to check the weather forecast
The Supervisory authority has proposed the Ministry of environment to better monitor the state of the atmosphere.
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The Prosecutor General informed the Minister of natural resources Sergey Donskoy error of Roshydromet, which led to “disastrous consequences” from a hurricane on may 29. In addition, prosecutors were dissatisfied that the weather service does not consistently monitoring content in the air of dangerous substances — fine dust and dioxins. The monitoring network of air pollution is entirely absent in Adygea, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Kalmykia, Mari El, Chechnya, Nenets Autonomous district and the Altai region, told “Kommersant”, the Prosecutor’s office. The Supervisory authority provides the Ministry of environment to carry out work on the bugs subordinate service.
The Prosecutor General’s office asked the Minister of natural resources Sergey Donskoy to intensify efforts “to improve the accuracy of forecasting by Roshydromet of natural hazards leading to natural disasters”, said “” the official representative of the Supervisory Department Alexander Kurennoy. “Victims of the past in Moscow and Moscow region on may 29 hurricane were 16 people, injured about 200, he says. Due to the impact of thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail and wind, reaching a speed of 30 m/s, damaged more than 30 thousand trees, more than 2 thousand cars, roofs of hundreds of buildings, broken power supply in a residential area of 18.3 thousand people — according to preliminary estimates, the size of the caused damage made about 200 million rubles”.
Prosecutors came to the conclusion that “one of the reasons for the catastrophic consequences of natural disasters have become inaccurate forecasts provided by fsbi “Central ahem”, according to which on may 29 and 30 in the region of the wind gusts during the thunderstorm was not to exceed 17-22 m/s”.
The Prosecutor General’s office also recommends that Sergey Donskoy strengthen the control of activity subordinated to the Ministry of Roshydromet “on formation of the state network for monitoring the state of the environment and its pollution”.
Today, the national network monitoring air in Adygea, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Kalmykia, Mari El, Chechnya, Nenets Autonomous district and the Altai region, told “Kommersant” Alexander Kurennoy.
Monitoring air pollution is not conducted in 45 cities with population over 100 thousand people, and in a third of cities of the Russian Federation the number of existing stationary posts of the state observation network does not meet the standards. In addition, Roshydromet is not organized everywhere “measurement of ambient air concentrations of the most dangerous to humans of fine dust, and determination of atmospheric persistent organic pollutants, including dioxins”.
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According to the Prosecutor General, only 7% of observation points is able to continuously record air pollution. In the settlements monitored in the presence of atmospheric air only 54 kinds of harmful elements from the 160 titles that are defined by the government order of July 8, 2015, which contains a list of pollutants that should be regulated, add in the Supervisory Agency.