The flooded mine "the World" doesn't threaten health of inhabitants of Yakutia

The flooded mine "Mir" in Yakutia poses no threat to the health of the residents of the city peace and ALROSA continuously monitors the hydrogen sulfide content in the air, told RIA Novosti the head of Yakutia Aisen Nikolaev.

In August 2017 at the Mir mine, owned by the diamond mining company "ALROSA", the dam had burst, flooded the mine, killing eight miners. Subsequently, the former chief of "the World" Alexey Burkser and former acting chief engineer Alexander Manna was charged with violation of safety rules. The court sentenced each to two and a half years in prison.

Nikolaev noted that the pipe "Mir" has been under development for 65 years, and throughout this time the inhabitants of the Peaceful calm we lived near the quarry.

He added that the characteristic natural feature of the water of the complex is the presence in it of dissolved hydrogen sulfide, natural gas, which has an unpleasant odor, but not harmful in low concentrations. "Sometimes in the city when the wind is strong can be smell of hydrogen sulfide is a normal chemical reaction when underground water Metehara-Ocherskogo horizon interact with oxygen," - said Nikolaev.

He said that ALROSA continuously monitors the hydrogen sulfide content in the air of the Peace. "In 2019 were conducted 225 investigations in five points. All the results showed the concentration of hydrogen sulfide below the maximum allowable concentration 1.6-2 times," - he concluded.

The kimberlite pipe "Mir" was opened 65 years ago - June 13, 1955. Quarry located in the town of Mirny in Yakutia, is one of the largest in the world.