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Ukraine-controlled mines in Luhansk might face blackout

Source : 112 Ukraine

The blackout might take place due to the $2,8 million debt
16:18, 19 March 2019

Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

Local authorities of Luhansk region will appeal to Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine concerning the situation with the possible blackout of the mines in the region. Such a decision was made during the session of the regional commission on technogenic environmental issues and emergencies, as local authority reported.

Deputy Chairman of the Regional City Administration Yuriy Klymenko informed that the administration and coal enterprises got the message from Ukrinterenergo state company (electrical power industry) about the possible stop of energy supply to the Pervomaiskvugillya and Lysychanskvugillya mines.  

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According to the law of Ukraine “On the marker of electricity,” since January 1, 2019, these coal-mining enterprises get electricity from the mentioned enterprise as the supplier of the “last hope.”

The debt for the consumed electricity makes $2,8 million.

“The supplier demands to restrict these consumers up to the level of the current economic or technological reservation. Considering the fact that the proper enterprises do not have it, the complete blackout can take place. The most difficult situation is at Pervomaiskvugillya, where blackout can lead to the flooding of the mines from objects situated from another side of the demarcation line,” the message said.

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Thus, the measures, which should be assumed during the possible blackout were considered during the session. The heads of the coal-mining enterprises should calculate possible ecological, economic and social consequences in the case of blackout.

The level of the emergency will be established on the basis of this data and State Emergncy Service of Ukraine will be informed about it for further confirmation of the level and putting of it on the register.

As it was reported earlier, militants started to flood Yunkom mine in a temporarily occupied Yenakiyeve of Donetsk region. Almost 40 years ago there has been a nuclear explosion performed with an aim to relieve the tension in the mountain massif. Thus, Donbas residents are facing the danger of radiation poisoning, in particular through the poisoning of drinking water.  

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As it was reported earlier, out of 4 thousand dangerous objects established by Swiss experts, 17 represent a "radiation hazard". The most dangerous mine can be the Yunkom mine in Yenakiyeve, the city of steel and coal in the separatist Donetsk People's Republic, which is proud not only of its fellow countryman, Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Beregov, but also of former president Viktor Yanukovych who fled to Russia. Here in 1979, the Soviet Union tested the atomic bomb deep underground.

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