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Hot spotGas emissions from Kondopoga pulp and paper combined mill
RegionRepublic of Karelia
SectorIndustrial sector
Reason for being a hot spotIn 2003, Kondopoga PPCM was responsible for 18% of total industrial air emissions in Karelia. It was the only large polluter in the Republic, which emissions had increased since 1995.
Status in elimination procedureExcluded from the list
Environmental status in 2003 reportEmissions to air: SO2 - 18635 t/year; CO - 1299 t/year; NOx - 1626 t/year; coal ash - 3534 t/year; fuel oil ash - 11 t/year
Present statusEmissions to air in 2011: SO2 - 2374 t/year; CO - 1915 t/year; NOx - 1478 t/year; coal ash - 463 t/year; fuel oil ash - 2 t/year
Joint projects 
Actions doneModernisation of heat generation system and change of the company's boiler plants to natural gas instead of coal and fuel oil.
OwnerKondopoga JSC
Address2 Promyshlennaya ul., Kondopoga