Plants for the destruction of chemical weapons will become part of the Russian industry. The relevant law was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The expert explained why to keep these businesses after they eliminate the remnants of the deadly chemicals and how they can be used in the civilian sphere.
Most of the volumes of the chemical weapon in Russia is destroyed, today, the elimination of waiting for less than ten percent of all chemical munitions produced in our country in Soviet times. However, soon they will be neutralized, which would put before the government the question of the future use of productive capacity and employment of the staff of these companies, believes the military expert of the magazine “Arsenal of the Fatherland» Alex Leonov.
“This is done in order to bring them from the shadows. By law, if the company is engaged in the destruction of chemical weapons, the more it can’t do anything, it’s his only purpose. There employs highly qualified specialists. So the law they are taken to another legal field in which they will be able to keep quite an open activity to using the same budget it was possible to continue their funding. Because the budget line for which they worked will be over soon”.
According to the official information of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation, today in our country there are four objects on storage and destruction of chemical weapons in the town of Mirny in the Kirov region, the city of Pochep in the Bryansk region, the village of Kizner in the Udmurt Republic and the city of Shchuchye in Kurgan region. However, three of the last company was built just two years ago.
Says Lenkov such objects, equipped with expensive equipment, can be used in other, quite civil areas. As one of variants of such use, he made use of these businesses for the elimination of biologically hazardous materials. “When I was a die-off of deer in the tundra in 2016 (due to the outbreak of anthrax in the Yamal — approx. ed.) the dead animal was placed in ordinary landfills. But in principle, depending on the amount of hazardous biomaterials, it is possible to use the experience of these companies to neutralize such incidents”.
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