Barents Hot Spots Information System
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Hot spotGas emissions from Nadvoitsy Aluminium smelter, Nadvoitsy
RegionRepublic of Karelia
SectorMining sector
Reason for being a hot spotThe smelter is responsible for 97% of total air emissions in Nadvoitsy. Emissions from the smelter, particularly of fluorine compounds, create significant human health problems.
Status in elimination procedureNo information
Environmental status in 2003 reportEmissions to air: 6800 t/year
Present statusIn 2011: Emissions to air: 8876 t/year
Joint projects 
Actions doneModernisation of the heat generation system and change of the company’s boiler plants to natural gas instead of coal and fuel oil.


The Barents Environmental Hot Spots Information System is sponsored by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO).
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