Polar Bears Tried to Break in Builders’ Houses in Arctic

Rubric: Russia

According to RusAlliance Stroy being a subcontractor under the military bases construction projects in Arctic regions, polar bears seriously threat lives and health of builders living in inadequate conditions.

Due to the lack of residential facilities, employees of the contractor operating on the Vrangel Island – LLC Spetsstroy-1 – have to live in abandoned houses, said the company’s representative. In this connection, polar bears pose a serious danger to them, as the animals get close to those houses scouting around for food.

Polar bear

According to the company’s official, lack of appropriate infrastructure on the Vrangel Island to accommodate employees of LLC Spetsstroy-1 is confirmed by the director of the Vrangel Island State Nature Reserve.