A picket against polluting production held in Sochi
Press Release, 09.10.2016
A one-person picket against polluting production of Electozink was held by Atsamaz Khadikov, leader of the North-Ossetian branch of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction and activist of the North Caucasus Environmental Watch. The picket was held by the city out-patient clinic on the 7th of October and caught attention of many people.
“I am a doctor and been observing how health of people was undermined in North Ossetia”, Atsamaz Khadikov said.
Khadikov links the growth of the number of cases in the capital of North Ossetia with deterioration of the environmental situation due to the pollution for Electrozink production facilities.
“Why the topics of environment and morbidity has become a state secret in North Ossetia? How does this relate to the UGMK (Ed.: the company that owns Electrozink).” Caucasian Knot “) and Electrozink?”, he asks.
Passers-by asked why the activist decided to hold this action in Sochi.
“My goal is to convey to all people of the country that we have to protect nature and I am ready to do it anywhere, anytime, as long as people become aware that we are in the same boat, and it is inadmissible to shatter it by such negligence to nature,” Atsamaz Khadikov said.