WWF-Russia asked Prosecutor General of Russia to verify the legality of placer gold mining in Kamchatka
This is a licensed area located across two districts of Kamchatka krai in the basins of the Bystraya, Utka, Srednyaya and Blizhnaya Goltsovka and Plotnikova rivers. Dalstroy, LLC, has already begun work In the area of the confluence of the Kameshkovaya and Bystraya rivers. Employees of the enterprise cut down a significant area of forest and have already removed the topsoil.
WWF-Russia asks for review of whether the Federal Fisheries Agency has legally agreed on the site development, and what are the legal grounds for starting development. Given the high degree of environmental hazard from placer gold mining, experts are sure that work in this area is not only dangerous for salmon ecosystems, but also can directly threaten the life and health of people working or living in this territory in the future.