© EnviTox, 2019
Environmental impacts of the Krasny Bar toxic waste landfill (EnviTox)

About project

The Krasny Bor toxic waste landfill is located in the Tosno district of the Leningrad region, 30 km from the centre of St. Petersburg. The landfill was put into operation in 1969 and was intended for receiving, disposal and burial of the toxic industrial wastes of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region. In 46 years of operation of the landfill, 65 pits are filled and reclaimed, another 5 pits with liquid industrial wastes have remained open. Currently, the enterprise provides storage for accumulated liquid, pasty and solid toxic waste of about 2 million tones total weight.