Summary of 23 March 2018


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 23.03.2018


.Emergency situations under control

Plane crash in Moscow Region

An Antonov An-148 plane travelling from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport to Orsk crashed at 2:28 PM on 11 February 2018, in Ramenskoye District. The plane was carrying 71 people, including 65 passengers and 6 crew members.

Interagency emergency operations centers continue working to help families of the victims, to deliver the bodies to places of burial, including those located abroad and to hold funerals. Consulting centers were set up to explain to victims’ relatives about compensations and insurance payouts (60 people have been consulted). Budgets of regions and municipalities and insurance company are paying compensations and insurances to families of the killed.

Emergency help line (8-800-775-17-17) set up at the Emergency Ministry’s Center for Emergency Psychological Center received 5 calls.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 242 fires, 179 of them in residential areas. 63 people have been affected, 50 of them have been saved.

Supervision bodies of the Emergencies Ministry Directorates for constituent territories of the Russian Federation are taking preventive measures to reduce the number of man-caused fires.

Accidents on bodies of water

Rescue divisions responded to 1 accident.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions found and defused 46 explosive devices.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams were deployed 214 times to respond totraffic accidents.

248 people were injured in road traffic accidents, 174 of them were saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 5 times. Psychological has been provided on 8 occasions.

Monitoring of air pollution in city of Moscow and Moscow Region

Residents of the city of Moscow and towns in Moscow Region have been complaining about the smell of hydrogen sulfide since 8 December 2017.

Chairmen of the Disaster Management and Fire Safety commissions of Moscow Region municipalities are cooperating with representatives of Rosgidromet (the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring), Rospotrebnadzor (the federal consumer rights protection authority) and Rosprirodnadzor (the federal natural resources inspectorate).

An interagency working group held a meeting on 15 March at the National Crisis Management Center (NCMC) to decide on additional measures to prevent pollution, keeping up monitoring of the air in Volokolamsk District with samples taken every 3-4 hours with the following presentation of result acts to the NCMC, provision of round-the-clock monitoring of air at the Yadrovo refuse dump with detecting reasons for pollution and keeping the population updated.

An on-site meeting, headed by the Governor of Moscow Region was held on 21 March 2018, as well as a meeting, featuring interested agencies of federal executive authorities was held in the NCMC to discuss comprehensive aid to the population and carrying out a set of measures to minimize the impact of pollution.

Moscow and town of Balashikha (Moscow Region)

Tests show that the source of the pollution is the Kuchino refuse dump (the town of Balashikha, Moscow Region) which is now being degassed. 55 wells have been drilled for that purpose.

56 stations of Mosecomonitoring, as well as task forces and mobile laboratories of the Emergency Ministry, Rospotrebnadzor and Rosprirodnadzor are monitoring the air.

As complaints keep coming from residents of Moscow and Moscow Region, each of them has been attended to by mobile labs. No excesses of maximum permissible levels of pollutants have been reported.

Mosecomonitoring’s stations reported some minor excesses of maximum permissible levels of hydrogen sulfide near the Kuchino refuse dump over the past 24 hours.

Volokolamsk District, Moscow Region

According to the information provided by Rospotrebnadzor, the Yadrovo refuse dump is the source of pollution.

Managing bodies and personnel of Volokolamsk Unit of the Moscow Region territorial subsystem of the SSDMS have been operating under the state of emergency since 8 March 2018.

Head of Volokolamsk municipal district passed a decision on 6 March 2018 to adopt the yadrovo dump remediating roadmap.

A task group and 2 mobile labs of Rospotrebnadzor and the Russian Emergencies Ministry are cooperating and carry out round the clock monitoring of air. 2 mobile stations of Mosecomonitoring have been deployed to constantly monitor the air.

A lab of the Leader Center has been working on site since 23 March 2018.

Over the past 24 hours:  Labs of the 26th Fire and Rescue Unit and Rospotrebnadzor ran tests and reported no excess of pollutants in the air.

Town of Klin, Moscow Region

The Aleksinsky Quarry refuse dump has been identified as the source of pollution. 20 wells have been drilled to initiate emergency degassing operations.

Over the past 24 hours: 20th Fire and Rescue Unit ran tests and reported no excess of pollutants in the air.

The population is being informed about the situation through mass media and other channels. The information about the taken measures is being posted on web-sites of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Central Regional Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Moscow and Moscow Region Directorates, as well as the Government of Moscow and Moscow Region, the Moscow Region Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Forecasting and Monitoring Center Antistikhia, the weather is not going to have negative effect on environmental situation on 22 March.

The situation is under control.