WWF REVEALS 94 CASES OF WATER POLLUTION FROM GOLD MINING IN SIBERIA
WWF experts within People For Nature project examined satellite images of 2019 and revealed 94 cases of complex river water pollution of gold mining. All cases were registered on the rivers and river tributaries down the stream of gold mining sites in 9 regions of Altai-Sayan ecoregion. Most of all cases were registered in the Republic of Tyva (29 cases). Southern districts of Krasnoyarsk Region (19 cases), Kemerovskaya Oblast (14 cases).
The satellite images monitoring was implemented by The Centre of Satellite Monitoring and Civil Control of Saint Petersburg within People For Nature Project of WWF Russia.
Thanks to the results of satellite images monitoring WWF experts identified the most sensitive sites of river pollution that demands public monitoring and control during the next gold mining season. This week the experts start the real-time monitoring of river pollution of 2020.
WWF sent the results of the satellite images monitoring including each case descriptions, all data and images, to the regional authorities responsible for pollution monitoring.