Environmental regulations violated during dismantlement of wooden church in Homel

2013 2013-01-08T15:24:59+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/gomel-draul-damy..jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

As it follows from the answer, received by the civil activist Kanstantsin Zhukouski, the laws on protection of the environment were violated during the dismantlement of the wooden buildings in the center of Homel.

Bear in mind, that the ruination of the unique wooden buildings continues despite all public protests. Activists of various civil organizations, "Talaka", Belarusian Language Society, and concerned citizens are still trying to convince the authorities to preserve the buildings which are decorated with wood carvings, specific only for the south-eastern Palesse, and give them the status of historical and cultural heritage.

The Homel inspection of environmental resources and protection answered to Mr. Zhukouski that the fact of buring of the waste from the disassembled houses in Valatouskaya Street was confirmed, and the individual entrepreneur was fined 500,000 rubles for this violation.

The inspection thanked Kanstantsin Zhukouski for "a sensitive attutude to the Homel environment".

At the same time, the activists are sure that if the control organs and the law machinery turned more attention to the dismantlement of the buildings, they would have found many more violations apart from violations of the environmental regulations.