Authorities of the Komi and Nenets Regions are working on a program to improve the ecology of the Pechora River’s basin. Komi’s Minister of Natural Resources Roman Polshvedkin reports that the region had joined the federal Ecology project. "Since the Pechora is on that list, we are working on special programs, including, in waste treatment," the minister said, adding the river’s tributaries come from areas of oil fields, and it is most important to make sure oil products do not get into the rivers. A special aspect is to prevent negative consequences from high water seasons.
Source: Tass News Agency