June 2017, East Region. Interview with Chief Environmental Specialist at the Irtyshsky complex.
“The requirements of environmental legislation in Kazakhstan are increasing each year. We have 15 ecologists working in the East Region. Our team at the Irtyshsky complex is constantly looking for ways to minimise our impacts on the environment. For example, a reconstruction project for the waste water treatment plant is being undertaken which will remove pollutants such as oil products, sulfates, nitrites and nitrates. In 2016 we also commenced projects for the management of industrial construction waste at the Nikolayevsky and Orlovsky concentrators and the Irtyshsky mine.” Shynar Tleukenova, Chief Environmental Specialist, Irtyshsky