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CodeK6
Hot spotAbsence of municipal sewage treatment facilities in a number of smaller towns
RegionRepublic of Karelia
SectorMunicipal waste water
Reason for being a hot spotUntreated wastewaters are discharged to water bodies close to drinking water intakes. In a number of cases, it creates high epidemiological risk.
Status in elimination procedureNo information
Environmental status in 2003 reportWastewater discharge: 22.1 million m3 (8.9%) without treatment.
Present statusIn 2011: Wastewater discharge 11.1 million m3 (5.2%) without treatment.
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