Salt mining will become greener


The largest salt mining company in Russia, Russalt, together with a leading American manufacturer of trucks, have created an innovative salt pick-up, ECHO OF MOSCOW reports.

Specialists from Russia fully developed the concept of the pick-up, and the parts were designed and manufactured at the plant of American partners. The work took three years. The unit has already been tested on the experimental site of the Baskunchak salt lake in the Astrakhan region.

Experts say that this project is a real technological breakthrough in open-pit salt mining at the deposit. It will also make the mining process itself more environmentally friendly. The development raises the rock from the surface at a depth of no more than 0.5 meters. This method allows you to collect raw materials and prepare the fields, where a layer of pure salt grows in 5-6 years.

Based on the materials of the “Habitat” program of the radio station “Echo of Moscow”,,