Northern Fleet’s ecology platoon collects 100 tonnes of scrap metal on Kotelny Island
Murmansk. The Northern Fleet’s ecology platoon collected, pressed and prepared for transportation to the mainland about 100 tonnes of metal on the Kotelny Island, the New Siberian Islands archipelago. This was reported by the fleet press service.
"Mostly, those are 200-liter metal barrels from fuel, left there back in the Soviet times", the press service said. "The scrap metal’s weight is 100 tonnes".
In order to save space, the metal barrels are pressed. This way, their volumes become five-ten times less.
The ecology platoon began the works in early July. The platoon is formed from servicemen of the Northern Fleet’s material and technical support division. Within the summer season, the platoon will remove about 300 tonnes of scrap metal from the island.
The Fleet began first cleaning on the Kotelny Island in the Arctic in 2015. Over three years, the Northern Fleet’s ecology platoon prepared for further processing more than 3,000 tonnes of scrap metal. At the end of seasons, vessels took containers with pressed metal barrels to ports in the Murmansk and Arkhangelsk Regions.
The Northern Fleet’s specialists continue similar tasks to clean the Arctic from gained waste and scrap metal on other territories - on the Sredny Island (the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago), on islands of the Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land Archipelagos.