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 Luhansk region may face techno-catastrophe through mining accident, - State Administration

On Sep. 2, an accident occurred at Pervomaiska mine in the terrorist-held area of the Luhansk region. As a result, the drainage system went out of service, and a flooding followed. The accumulated mining water will be pressed on further to the neighboring mines, with the whole Stakhanov-Briankovskyi region to be flooded by mid-2016.

Censor.NET reports citing Luhansk Regional State Administration press service.

"According to available information, on Sept. 2, 2015, as a result of an accident at Pervomaiska mine in the terrorist-held area of the Luhansk region,the drainage system went out of service, and a flooding followed. As proper repair work was not done, mining water will start flowing to the closed mines Holubovska, Rodina. As estimated, in June and July 2016, the whole Stakhanov-Briankovskyi region will be flooded as well as closed Kirov mines and a number of mines in government-controlled territory. This may result in a man-made catastrophe, as mining water pollutes aquifers, erodes fertile layers of soil, presses methane gas out onto the surface," the press service wrote.

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