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Hot spotSeveronickel combined smelter, Monchegorsk
RegionMurmansk Oblast
SectorIndustrial sector
Reason for being a hot spotLarge emitter of air pollutants, particularly SO2.
Status in elimination procedureNo information
Environmental status in 2003 reportEmission to air: SO2 – 41.6 thousand t/year, wastewater discharges: 15.7 million m3/year.
Present statusIn 2011: Emission to air: SO2 – 31.3 thousand t/year, discharge of wastewater: 14.1 million m3/year.
Joint projects 
Actions donePart of the copper production transferred to the roasting-leaching-electro-winning process, gas pipeline reconstructed, gas collector replaced, new catalytic re-combiner installed at one technological line in the sulphuric acid department.
OwnerOJSC Kola GMK
Address184507 Murmansk Oblast, Monchegorsk-7