In Ukraine, the order of the Ministry of Ecology came into force, which will accrue fines for land pollution 6 times more
Due to the update of the document, the amount of compensation calculated by the State Coinspection for particularly strong and strong levels of pollution will increase 4-6 times, and for the average – 2-3 times. Simply put, violators who dump chemicals into the soil will pay more for their abuse.
During the 11 months of last year, the State Coinspection assessed more than half a billion hryvnias in damages for damage to land resources. Funds collected from violators go to the state budget to restore damaged lands.
On September 9, the Cabinet of Ministers strengthened the mechanism of influencing violators of land legislation. In particular, the resolution provides for penalties for removing soil cover (fertile soil layer) without special permission.