Weekly “Arguments and Facts” No. 01-02. Why did Kazakhstan burst into flames? 12/01/2022
A bill on manure management has been submitted to the State Duma. Did they somehow treat it differently?
According to the idea of the authors of the document, it is intended to remove legal uncertainty and save farmers from unfair fines. In the Russian Federation, 180 million tons of manure and chicken manure are produced annually, while 60% of pig complexes and poultry farms process these waste products of agricultural animals into organic fertilizers. Farmers use manure and manure to fertilize the soil, but environmental legislation classifies them as hazardous waste that must be neutralized and disposed of. The bill equates manure to fertilizer. But, according to head of the forestry department of Greenpeace Russia Alexey Yaroshenko, the new document contains a number of provisions that are dangerous for the environment. For example, slurry leaks from pig farms or poultry farms into rivers and lakes will no longer be considered environmental pollution, although the harm from them is obvious.