TYUMEN, August 14 (Itar-Tass) — The Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District in central Russia will purify all oil-contaminated soils within the upcoming four years, the oil boom region’s deputy governor, Gennady Bukhtin, said.
At the present, oil-contaminated territories in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District spread over 5,500 hectares.
“We control the oil companies’ relevant activities every three months,” he said.
Last year 950 hectares were purified and this year this territory will reach 1,500 hectares.
This year 22.828 billion roubles were earmarked for environment friendly activities. These are mainly funds of oil companies allocated for associated gas utilization and damage liquidation.