Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

16 april 2024

Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

The Kola NPP finds a way to dispose of Class I and II hazard waste

26 march 2024

In 2024, the Kola NPP found a solution to dispose of Class I and II hazard waste by concluding an agreement with the Federal Environmental Operator.

Class I includes waste of the highest danger level such as mercury-containing lamps, thermometers and devices, while Class II waste includes spent chemical electrical current sources, sulfuric acid and batteries.

All of this waste cannot be disposed of without harming the environment, so it is subjected to neutralization at special enterprises. There is equipment installed to reduce their toxicity.

"We plan to send mercury-containing lamps for neutralization twice a year. The first batch of waste has already been prepared for export. The second batch of mercury-containing lamps, as well as waste thermometers and spent batteries will be removed in the second half of 2024," said Irina Penina, head of the Environmental Protection Department at the Kola NPP.

The enterprises of the Rosatom State Corporation adhere to the principles of environmentally friendly production, strictly observing the requirements of environmental legislation and other supervisory authorities.

Nuclear scientists are modernizing equipment that ensures the production of environmentally friendly energy, annually allocate hundreds of millions of rubles for environmental protection measures, reports.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished