Russian miner Nornickel has cleared 750,000 sq mt of scrap metal, debris, and run-down buildings in the Polar division in a clean-up program called Clean Norilsk initiated by the firm.
During the summer, the company said in a statement on Wednesday, it removed over 5,000mt of scrap metal from the area. It is now preparing to ship the material for recycling. The cleanup also included dismantling 64 hazardous buildings, metal garages, warehouses and collecting around 73,000mt of construction waste, the company stated.
Nornickel has allocated RUB4bn ($54.67mn) towards special-purpose machinery like bulldozers, excavators, and trucks. The company expects the clearing program to run through the end of October after which the waste will be disposed of through the winter months. The entire project is expected to run for a span of 10 years, it stated.