On the archipelago Franz-Joseph will conduct a geological survey to clarify the scope of contamination of the territory in 2017. About it reports TASS with reference to the Director of the national Park "Russian Arctic" Alexander Kirilov.
"Now work is underway on the Islands of Alexandra Land, Graham bell must start on the island of Hayes. This year will be held geoecological survey of the territory, which will allow you to set the amount of the remaining environmental damage," said Kirilov.
Kirilov noted that the planned indicator of Land clearing Franz Josef (Franz Josef land) for 2017 — 8 thousand tons. The entire Park area for the period from 2012 to 2017 exported about 50 thousand tons of garbage. He said that this year work is complicated by adverse weather and ice conditions on Franz Josef land. "Summer in the archipelago is late for 1-1,5 month", — he said.
The territory of the Franz Josef has become a pilot area the elimination of past environmental damage in the Arctic. Arctic cleaning began from the island of Alexandra Land, and all will be cleaned six Islands of the archipelago: the Land of Alexandra, Hayes, hooker, Rudolph, Hofmann and Graham bell. The cleaning work is also underway on the North island of Novaya Zemlya archipelago.