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Donbass Chernobyl and flooded mines. Is an environmental disaster possible in the LPR

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Donbass Chernobyl and flooded mines. Is an environmental disaster possible in the LPR
Source: dnr-live.ru


Apocalypse Now


In those rare days when the drain of Novorossia temporarily stops, and the armed (invincible Bayraktar) Ukrainian Armed Forces stop the offensive in the Mariupol direction, the headlines of the Ukrainian media (and, what is most unpleasant, also local republican and even Russian media) are filled with news of the imminent impending apocalypse in the Donbass. He supposedly inevitably is about to come. And if not from depressurization of the "Cleavage" facility, then in connection with the poisoning of groundwater, provoked by the flooding of mines.

It got to the point that the shallowing of reservoirs and rivers was directly linked by pseudo-experts to the flooding of several mines in the LPNR. The fact that in 2020 there was practically no precipitation, as well as reports of the shallowing of reservoirs in the Kuban, Crimea and Ukraine, did not convince the harbingers of the apocalypse that their hypotheses were inconsistent. And really - what kind of Kuban is there ... If it is possible to arrange a triumph of clickbait (the growth of income from online advertising), blaming the "Russian occupiers" or "criminal regime" and Moscow for the impending environmental disaster?

As for the object "Cleavage", already euphoniously named "Donbass Chernobyl" in advance, it is a favorite bogey of the local journalistic community. It is taken out of the bins in those days when there is nothing more to write about, but it is very necessary. The catastrophe, as usual, is endured every time.

But in the current difficult political situation, "Cleavage" has become a real find. And for Ukrainian journalists in a hurry to celebrate the imminent departure of the LPNR to hell. And for the "patriotic sentries" - as an impeccable proof of the criminal negligence of local authorities and the malice of the Russian government.

Common practice


What is most curious, just a few years ago, no one in Donbass was in a hurry to pull out their hair because of the flooding of stopped mines. Neither in Ukraine, nor on the territory of the former Donetsk and Lugansk regions, nor on the territory of the Rostov region. Although the flooding of mines sometimes led to tragedies, soil subsidence and other troubles.

The phenomenon is indeed potentially dangerous in nature and is fraught with subsidence of the soil and the appearance of faults, from which methane can be released, flooding, as well as poisoning of groundwater.

At the same time, it should be admitted that this problem is by no means new - practically in every city of Donbass there are 1–2 flooded mines. Moreover, SES has been publishing reports for decades that the water in the wells and reservoirs of Donbass is not suitable for drinking or bathing.

But the population continues to drink this water, fish, and swim. And the promised disaster never came.

As of October 2014, coal was mined in LDNR at 43 out of more than 160 mines. In the territory occupied by Ukraine - 24 out of 93. The rest of the facilities were stopped for various reasons. (Many of them were decades before the conflict).

Only, according to official data, 10 mines were flooded on the territory controlled by Kiev, and another 7 mines were flooded. In the LDNR, as of August 2019, according to unofficial information, there were 39 such facilities. There are flooded mines in the Rostov region.

Fortunately, there were no man-made and environmental disasters. By the way, mine drainage is an expensive pleasure. Miners say that this process has always been a fertile field for corruption and embezzlement. After all, it is impossible to really control how much water is pumped out of a stopped mine.

Peaceful atom


Object "Cleavage" is a popular "horror film" that has been wandering from editorial office to editorial office for several decades.

On September 16, 1979, at the Yunkom mine, not far from Yenakiyevo (DPR), in order to prevent methane and coal emissions at a depth of 903 m, a nuclear explosion with a capacity of 0,3 kilotons was made. The experiment was a failure.

In 1980, 66 miners died from a methane explosion at Yunkom. The cavity formed after the explosion was filled with liquid glass. And the experiment itself was classified until 1990. Since then, he has made local journalists happy.

Despite the fact that measurements of radiation 15 meters from the capsule filled with glass, show indicators within the normal range. And in the mine, mining was carried out for a long time.

Of course, the ignorance and professional worthlessness of journalists and network pseudo-experts (who linked the possible depressurization of the liquid glass capsule with the flooding of the mine and praised the Cleavage object as something unique) can only be sympathized with.

When the glass sarcophagus will be depressurized - no one knows. And this factor does not at all depend on whether the mine is flooded or not. Moreover, more than 120 nuclear explosions were made on the territory of the former USSR for various purposes. And their results (despite the absence of a sarcophagus) did not lead to serious negative consequences.

Yes, Cleavage is not unique.

In the USSR, the peaceful atom was used for many purposes. Thus, in 1965-1988, 124 industrial nuclear explosions were carried out in the Soviet Union to create underground storage facilities, canals, reservoirs, extinguish gas and oil flares, develop fields, seismic sounding of the earth's crust, etc.

A 1994 study by the TsNIIatominform showed hanged radiation levels in 24 of 115 locations tested. However, no one has heard of a major contagion disaster, and hopefully never will.

For hyipu's sake


I would like to believe that the depressurization of "Cleavage" will happen someday. But painless for people and the environment. At least there is no reason for panic today. Moreover, because of the flooding of mines. Which, in general, is a common practice for Donbass.

The problem is that people have grown quite fond of being scared in recent years. And the media (which should have conveyed objective information to the audience) have turned into a continuous yellow press. Which, like a baby, pulls all kinds of nasty things into your mouth.

Frankly speaking, the LDNR, even without nuclear waste and toxic contamination, has enough reason to worry. What is at least the amount of mines and ammunition that lie in the long-suffering land of Donbass!

As for alarmists from the journalistic community, it would be high time to introduce both in Russia and in the republics, at least administrative responsibility for the spread of disinformation and alarmism.

Note. Alarmist (French alarmer - to raise the alarm). A person prone to spreading disturbing (but usually unfounded) rumors, an alarmist.

However, those who want to believe in the end of the world will see signs everywhere. And without media.
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  1. Egoza
    Egoza 11 December 2020 18: 06
    +1
    I cannot say that I expect a catastrophe in the LPNR, but I admit that such a catastrophe will be announced in order to have time to disguise the activities of Biden's son in those parts.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 11 December 2020 18: 14
      +1
      Unfortunately, a man-made catastrophe is possible even in a small town, and what to think about the whole region, in which, for sure, these problems are not up to now.
      But let's be optimists!))
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 11 December 2020 18: 26
        +3
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        But let's be optimists!))

        What else is there to do ...
      2. Normal ok
        Normal ok 11 December 2020 19: 32
        -3
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        Unfortunately, a man-made catastrophe is possible even in a small town, and what to think about the whole region, in which, for sure, these problems are not up to now.
        But let's be optimists!))

        Technogenic disasters in the "gray" territories are just a matter of time. And, everyone knows about it. Politicians of all stripes then use them to their advantage. But nobody takes people into account.
  2. fa2998
    fa2998 11 December 2020 19: 06
    +2
    There will be no disaster. In the Rostov region. several dozen flooded mines (in my city more than a dozen) - and we live. Only, when the mines were working, water was pumped out in large quantities, there were reservoirs (sedimentation tanks), streams fed small rivers, filtered by soil, there were springs, springs. Now everything is dry. Like in the desert, hot summer, 5 months without rain. hi
  3. Tagan
    Tagan 11 December 2020 19: 22
    +2
    Quote: fa2998
    There will be no disaster. In the Rostov region. several dozen flooded mines (in my city more than a dozen) - and we live. Only, when the mines were working, water was pumped out in large quantities, there were reservoirs (sedimentation tanks), streams fed small rivers, filtered by soil, there were springs, springs. Now everything is dry. Like in the desert, hot summer, 5 months without rain. hi

    Gukovo, apparently?
    1. fa2998
      fa2998 11 December 2020 20: 21
      +1
      Novoshakhtinsk besides Gukovo there are many cities where the coal industry was killed - mines, Kr.Sulin, Zverevo, etc. hi
  4. GTYCBJYTH2021
    GTYCBJYTH2021 11 December 2020 19: 24
    -8
    Makhov Yegor - not into exile, is he ready for life in the Krasnoyarsk Territory?
    1. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 11 December 2020 20: 06
      +4
      Quote: GTYCBJYTH2021
      Makhov Yegor - not into exile, is he ready for life in the Krasnoyarsk Territory?

      And what about the Krasnoyarsk Territory? I wish I could. Pay for relocation, transportation of property and purchase of housing?
  5. Alex Nevs
    Alex Nevs 11 December 2020 20: 19
    +2
    From the first lines I sensed the author of the text. What kind of ecological disaster? The most difficult thing is the lack of work. Well, if ECO (water counting, etc.) ... more importantly non-working enterprises, then yes, you don't have to think about the latter. Mine water pumping and non-operating plants Awesome Comparison! It is high time to introduce the problem of spherical horses of vacuum.
  6. Alex Nevs
    Alex Nevs 11 December 2020 20: 22
    +1
    By the way, the Yunokom mine ("cleavage" object) has not been pumping water for a long time. Someone does not raise any kipish, but they have measured and measured.
  7. Tagan
    Tagan 11 December 2020 20: 29
    +2
    Quote: fa2998
    Novoshakhtinsk besides Gukovo there are many cities where the coal industry was killed - mines, Kr.Sulin, Zverevo, etc. hi

    Gukovugol was just the largest association, about 15 mines. The coal industry was almost completely destroyed in the Rostov region.
  8. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 11 December 2020 20: 51
    +2
    Why did you become attached to Kliwazh? Well, they detonated a bomb for peaceful purposes in the 70s in order to remove the stress of the layers (I think they would not mind now, if it were not a ban on testing) And what? In my opinion, a sample of peaceful use ... And to make the enemies of the republics Greta Tumberg is a classic scheme
  9. Aleks2000
    Aleks2000 11 December 2020 21: 29
    +2
    During this time, I have met 200 times articles about the environmental catastrophe in Ukraine, which is now coming, now just about.

    Such articles about the LDNR will never be surpassed ...
  10. kutuz
    kutuz 11 December 2020 21: 48
    +1
    "practically in every city of Donbass there are 1-2 flooded mines" - there are more than 70 mines in the LPR. Two thirds of them no longer work, are flooded, over the past six years
  11. Egor-dis
    Egor-dis 12 December 2020 05: 23
    +1
    Cleavage is a trifle compared to the announced ukrainian disposal of radioactive waste in mines.
  12. kristofer
    kristofer 12 December 2020 13: 59
    +1
    Soil subsidence has nothing to do with the presence of drainage. The roof is controlled during the development of the reservoir by the method of complete caving. And if you cut out a layer of at least 10 m on an area of ​​10x1 km at a depth, then the surface will eventually sag at about the same value
  13. boris epstein
    boris epstein 12 December 2020 16: 46
    0
    Why only on the territory of the LPNR? And what about the overfilled chemical waste storage facility at the Fenolnaya station? The situation there is critical, and ukrovlast has not been knocking a finger on its finger for many years (even before 2014). In 2013, Biden Jr.'s company tried to start shale gas production in the Yampol-Dronovka area of ​​the Donetsk region. In Dronovka, they even bought up private houses for demolition. The water in the wells became with the taste and smell of gasoline. If this were realized, the technological solutions would fall into the developed salt deposits in Karlo-Liebknechtovsk (now Soledar). Industrial production was not started, but they managed to run out of water. Avdeevka-koksokhim. Gorlovka-Styrene.