In the occupied city called Bunge, the residents went to the action against the flooding of the mine "Young Communard", in which a nuclear explosion was conducted in Soviet times.
Flooding of the excavations of this mine will lead to the fact that radioactive products will enter the underground waters, IA "Vchasno" reports.
The nuclear explosion in the mine "Young Communard" was conducted in 1979. According to the official version, the purpose of the nuclear explosion was to reduce the gas content of the mine, which regularly produced methane emissions, which led to the death of miners.
But local residents claim that in fact, the explosion in the mine was a serial nuclear explosion, produced for military purposes. At that time, a moratorium on such explosions was in the world, and therefore the peaceful version was just a cover.
The nuclear charge was laid at a depth of 903 meters on the eastern wing of the mine "Young Communard". After the nuclear explosion, an oval camouflage chamber was formed in the sandstone layer, in which, according to scientists' calculations, 95% of the radioactive products formed today - the so-called "Cleavage" object.
More than 20 years after the explosion, the mine worked normally and was closed as unprofitable only in 2002. At the same time, mine continued to work in the mode of pumping water.
The occupation authorities of the so-called "DNR" decided to flood local mines. Since June 30, the mines "Poltava" and "Yenakiyevskaya" will be cut off electricity, without which pumps cannot pump water. After filling of these enterprises, water will go to the mine "Young Communard".
The publication "Vestnik of Khartsizsk" informs that the residents of the city gathered in order to stop the flooding of excavations in which radioactive products are located.
People are afraid that if the excavations will be flooded, the poisoned water will fall into local water bodies, including those from which water enters the homes of the residents of the region. Also, they afraid that the flooding of neighboring mines can threaten the lives of employees of the "Young Communard".
"We have very weak pumps and few pumps, - one of the employees of the Young Communard said. - We need to strengthen. Our stakes are very weak. We talk about this every time. The only thing that we were not heard at the top, all this was unfounded. They said they would help, but they did not help us."
Also, people demanded an additional examination of the radioactive substances contained in the mine.
"Those military elements that remained there after the explosion, they do not decompose," one of the protest participants states. - Additional examinations and analyses should be conducted to assess the danger. "
At the protest, local residents voted against the flooding of the "Young Communard", prepared appeals to the occupation authorities and intend to seek a meeting with the leader of the so-called "DNR" Alexander Zakharchenko and the so-called "people's deputies" of the "DNR".
At the same time, the so-called "leadership" of the fake "republic" tries in every possible way to hush up this problem - for example, the journalist of the Enakievo newspaper, who described the situation in her publication, was fired from the job.
According to experts, already today 88% of water sources in the ATO zone are no longer suitable for drinking, although before the war they were considered as suitable.
Journalist Yury Butusov argues that the environmental situation in the Donbass will be only worse. Thus, studies of a number of experts - engineers, miners and environmentalists - say that the Donbas is likely to become a zone of man-made disaster and turn into 15 thousand square kilometers of salt marshes, with destroyed pipelines, roads and railways, with the impossibility of a capital сonstruction and almost complete lack of own sources of drinking water.