Russian Oil Giant Splashes on Wastewater Treatment
22 Mar 2012 - 06:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, NOVOKUZNETSK — Russian oil giant Neftehimservice is speeding up a $25.7 million USD project to build wastewater facilties by the target date of May 1 for its Jaisk Oil Refinery project.
The $2.3 billion USD refinery is the company’s biggest investment project in the Kuznetsk Basin in Siberia.
“As we are putting final touches to the launching works, I am glad to know that the factory will be opened along with the modern wastewater treatment facilities,” Neftehimservice Board chairman Jurij Kushnorov said.
“Environmental issues are at the top of the priority list for Neftehimservice, especially in the last few years, with environmental awareness increasing.”
Aman Tulejev, governor of Kemerov oblast, where the new facility will be located, said the treatment plants meet environmental requirements.
The processed wastewater will be reused in the refinery’s technical processes.
Kemerov environmental activist Jevgenij Viktorovic Mironenko said: “This also sets a good example for the region’s other industrial entities and the whole Kemerov oblast, encouraging them to pay attention to, or prioritize, sensitive environmental issues like clean water supply and effective treatment of wastewater.”
However, “there still remain many environment protection issues when it comes to wastewater treatment in the region.”