“It is necessary to resettle the citizens of Tchapaevsk because of the complex ecological environment” Oleg Mitvol (the deputy administrator of Russian Natural Inspectorate) believes.

Russian Natural Inspectorate triggered Tchapaevsk the status of “a city of ecological disaster” in 2000. However, in 2005 the status was declined. There are some plants in Tchapaevsk, which use chemical agents in their production. Besides, in the suburbs there is a chemical weapons utilization plant “Khimki” which doesn’t work any more.