The state Duma has allowed to store pesticides and agrochemicals near water

the state Duma adopted in the first reading the bill allowing to store pesticides and agrochemicals in the boundaries of water protection zones, the correspondent “of Rosbalt”.

Now the width of the protection zones of the sea is 500 meters, this limitation may lead to a complete halt transshipment of these cargoes in Russian ports, noted in the explanatory note to the draft. Meanwhile, the government was tasked to increase Russian exports, including agrochemicals. We are talking about implementation of projects for the development of terminals for handling of agrochemicals in the seaports of Tuapse, Ust Luga, Murmansk. Now transshipment in the Baltic countries.

the Bill proposes to lift the ban on storage of agrochemicals in the territories of the ports. This introduces a ban on the construction of new, specialized storage of agrochemicals within the borders of coastal protective strips.

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