Residents of the Urals village Leviha alarmed “acid” color of water in reservoirs near copper-mines, saturated with manganese, the water gets into people’s homes.

Photos of “rivers of acid” posted on the page “Vkontakte” local. According to him, after the mine closure, the mine was flooded. Underground water is mixed with copper pyrites, with the result that formed is a mixture of sulphuric acid with lots of copper and other metals.

“And it all flows out,” wrote a man.

He noted that to solve environmental pollution station was established cleaning of mine waters, where they were supposed to cancel each other out acid.

“But in fact a liquid mixture of lime just flows into the mine water, which flow into a sump and then into the river Tagil, which is the water supply of the village Leviha,” explained a local resident.

In fact the possible violations in the former levikhinskiy mine is being tested.

“The Nizhny Tagil inter-regional environmental Prosecutor’s office checks on media reports about possible violations of environmental legislation in the former levikhinskiy mine. According to preliminary information, the activities on the neutralization of acid mine waters is within the competence of the state institution Uralmonatsit. From past inspections of the facility reported that the company will neutralize the order of 7 billion cubic meters of mine water”, – transfers words a press-the Secretary of Department Marina Canadaway TASS.

The Department explained that the footage from the “acid rivers” depicts the pond illuminator – part of the process, in which the damping of the mine water with lime. “Then the water undergoes further filtration, several levels of purification, after which it enters the river Tagil. We check out the technological process,” explained Kanatova. The Prosecutor added that in the early 2020 at the request of office on the activities of gku Uralmonatsit was allocated 26 million rubles.

Levikhinskiy the mine, which mined copper, was closed in 2004.

Earlier on the YouTube channel “Norilsk” has a video, which depicted the flooding of the red color in the production area of the enterprise.

In the signature to video it is reported that on the territory of the Nadezhda metallurgical plant in the area of plant elemental sulfur production was allegedly able to leak waste.

The press service of Norilsk Nickel reported that the spread of circulating water at the Nadezhda plant in Norilsk did not go beyond the limits of the enterprise, and it was red already on the ground because of the deposits of iron oxide.