Continued: Chained themselves with handcuffs near the dump area of the Urals was taken to the police
Three residents of the Sverdlovsk region, handcuffed themselves to the entrance to the illegal dump in protest against the illegal storage of solid household waste in the region. On Saturday, September 16, reports TASS.
The promotion runs 12 kilometers from Yekaterinburg. It involved five people.
“The President declared the Year of ecology, and here the law is violated. Dump unauthorized, was a court decision about its closure, but it still continues to function. We try to stop it. Our main goal is to draw attention to such small unauthorized dumps, because dozens of them, I’m sure,” said one of the protest organizers, Andrei Shevchenko.
According to him, the landfill reopened, although it was prohibited by the court. “We don’t know who the owners are unable to contact them,” explained the activist. The publication adds that the guard tries to disperse the protesters.
At the same time, the foreman at the landfill, who refused to give his name, said that the object is reclamation, which will take about two years.
In the city administration and police have not yet commented on the situation.
In June, during the direct line with President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the residents of Balashikha near Moscow complained about the garbage dump near their homes, covering an area of 50 hectares. The head of state instructed to close the landfill. Amid this situation, the head of city district Balashikha Eugene Zhirkov wrote a statement of resignation at own will.