MOSCOW, July 2 (RAPSI) – Authorities of Volokolamsk, a town located in the Moscow Region which had lately become notorious due to a garbage crisis, filed a lawsuit seeking the closure of the notorious Yadrovo landfill site leaking noxious gas, according to the Moscow Region Commercial Court’s records.

The hearing has been scheduled for July 16.

On June 19, the Volokolamsk City Court of the Moscow Region dismissed a lawsuit lodged by residents of the area, who asked to recover 1.4 million rubles ($21,800) in compensation from a company behind Yadrovo landfill.

The plaintiffs asked to compensate their moral damages, stop collection and transportation of waste by the company and organize redevelopment measures at the landfill.

According to the claimants, the company failed to meet its obligations regarding management of the site and violated their Constitutional right to live in beneficial environment and caused deterioration to the health of local residents.

The defendants said that there was no cause and consequence effect between gas emissions and health problems of the plaintiffs, asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit. Local authorities also supported that motion.

Earlier, the court dismissed several other lawsuits against the landfill.

In March, the Volokalamsk district’s authorities initiated emergency protocol and announced measures to liquidate the consequences of ecological violations during exploitation of the landfill. Yadrovo company was fined 150,000 rubles ($2,300) by the Volokolamsk City Court.