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Employees of Khiagda Released 76,000 Fish Larvae of Baikal Sturgeon into the Selenga River
The Company is committed to maintaining the population of the Baikal sturgeon together with FSBI Glavrybvod. The fish larvae had been grown from eggs at fish egg incubators and employees of Khiagda, JSC and the Selenga experimental fish hatchery released them into the Selenga River, which is a major river flowing into the Baikal Lake and comprising almost half of the annual riverine inflow, in the presence of representatives from the Baikal branch of Glabrybvod, the Angara-Baikal Territorial Administration of the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) and the Department of Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Management (Rosprirodnadzor) in the Republic of Buryatia.
«The number of young fish is agreed with government supervisory authorities and determined by the impact our enterprise exerts on aquatic biological resources. Our company is thereby providing environmental compensation for the effects it brings to nature», said Artyom Mikhailov, Deputy Director General of Khiagda, JSC. Environmental compensation measures for damages to aquatic biological resources and habitat will be taken upon commissioning of each deposit within the Khiagda ore field.
Khiagda, JSC is engaged in uranium mining in the Bauntovsky Evenki district, the Republic of Buryatia, while using the environmentally friendly technique of in-situ leaching. It is currently developing the Khiagda and Istochny deposits and will proceed to the progressive development of the Namaru and Koretkonda deposits as soon as the Kolichikan and Dybryn deposits are added in 2020.