‘Yakutugol’ restores disturbed lands in Neryungri district
“Yakutugol” carried out the restoration of lands, disturbed as a result of coal mining at the Neryungri open pit. In 2019, the total area of restored lands amounted to about 64 hectares, Yakutia 24 TV channel reports with the reference to the company’s press service.
“Coal is mined at Neryungri open pit in an open way, when empty rock, that covers the coal-bearing layer, is opened and transported. Then, after mining the site, we restore disturbed areas: fill in the site, plant the plants,” the company says.
Workers covered the area with a coal mixture, planted seedlings and applied fertilizers on 31 hectares of land. About 17 hectares were prepared for self-growth, more than 15 thousand seedlings were planted, 207 kilograms of seeds of various herbs were sown.
Over the past three years, the company has reclaimed about 370 hectares of disturbed land.
“Any opencast mining operation violates the natural landscape. Therefore, having completed the mining, we restore the land. We carry out this work continuously from year to year,” said Alexey Ivanov, Managing Director of “Yakutugol” JSC Holding Company.