Cow farm poses threat to Russian airportMarch 6th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Transport authorities of Russia’s Siberian Tomsk region have filed a lawsuit demanding closure of a cow farm, saying it poses a threat to a nearby airport.
According to the Taiga.Info news website, the Zavarzino cow farm with 390 animals is located just two km from the Bogashevo airport.
In line with Russian safety regulations, animal farms, slaughter houses and other facilities that could attract birds must be located at least 15 km from airports.
Viktor Detkov, a transport prosecutor for the Tomsk region, said the farm accumulates a great amount of manure from the cattle, which along with food, attract birds and they in turn create a hazard for aircraft landing at or taking off from the Bogashevo airport.
The farm has been operating near the airport for 25 years now.
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