The building site in Petrozavodsk, where the company Okhta has started construction of blocks of flats is polluted. That’s a fact according to independent experts.
Okthas manager saw it the same way a few years ago and promised to removed the dirty soil. Since then no trucks have been driving polluted material off the site. Instead there is a discussion between authorities, which have approved some of the building plans, about the correct way of taking samples, and the first buildings are now standing, where once the workers of Onega Tractor Plant built heavy machinery. The reporter Julia Kucherenko tells a story of broken promises.
The investigation was first published in the newssite 7×7 in Petrozavodsk on November 16, 2017.
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