In the Yaroslavl district of Bragino, a rally was held against the importation of garbage from Moscow into the Yaroslavl region. About 500 people came to the action, Elena Lekiashvili, a public activist, told Interfax.

“I need clean air!”, “Moscow’s garbage is not there,” “Take your city away from Moscow garbage,” Yaroslavl residents came out with such posters. They were addressed by environmentalists, public figures and activists. Volunteers distributed leaflets about the situation in Volokolamsk and what could happen to Yaroslavl after importing waste from Moscow.

In addition, the rally participants also read out a resolution demanding to ban the import of garbage from the capital.

Earlier it became known that the regional authorities had agreed to import garbage from Moscow to the “Skokovo” test site before the end of 2018. The government assured that the volume of imported waste will not exceed 320 tons per day.

Recall, the situation in Voloklamsk escalated in March after the release of landfill gas was recorded at the Yadrovo landfill. The concentration of hydrogen sulphide and nitric oxide exceeded the permissible limit. At the same time, 50 children from different schools of the city turned to the Volokolamsk central district hospital with symptoms of poisoning. Protest rallies were held in the district with the demand to close the training ground. The referendum on the closure was set for June 17.

Against the import of garbage from Moscow to the polygon “Volovich” are residents of Kolomna. They complain about the smell of hydrogen sulfide and the deterioration of the ecological situation. In April, actions against garbage dumps were also held in Balashikha, Dmitrov, Klin, Krasnoarmeysk, Sergiev Posad, Serpukhov and Shatura.

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