On March 23, as part of the opening of the XX International forum "Ecology of the Big city", a joint meeting of the Permanent Commission on Ecology and Nature Management of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and the Environmental Council under the Governor of St. Petersburg was held.
The event was moderated by Maria Shcherbakova, Chairman of the Commission on Ecology and Environmental Management of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, and Boris Krylov, Deputy Chairman of the Environmental Council under the Governor of St. Petersburg, Chairman of the Committee on Environmental Management and Ecology of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Within the framework of the joint meeting of the Permanent Commission, the issues of pollution of surface water bodies of St. Petersburg were considered.
"Unauthorized discharges into urban watercourses play a significant role in the pollution of our water bodies. Almost every day, emergency services go out to eliminate oil spills, annually collecting tens of tons of petroleum products. As a result, almost all the city's beaches are closed in the summer, and our residents are at risk of chemical poisoning. It is necessary to adopt a program to survey the watercourses of St. Petersburg and eliminate all unauthorized discharges»,- said Boris Krylov.