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In Roshydromet told about the situation with the scientific center on Svalbard

Threats to the buildings of the Russian scientific center on Svalbard due to the melting permafrost no, told RIA Novosti the head of Hydromet Igor Shumakov.

The destruction of permafrost is considered to be one of the major threats to the economy of Northern regions. Change the properties of the permafrost in connection with climate change leads to a decrease in the bearing capacity of foundations of buildings and infrastructure.

"Russian scientific center not affected due to climate variability. A constant monitoring of pile Foundation constructions. Now building stable, no threats no," - said Shumakov.

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