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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.