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Hot spotArkhangelsk pulp and paper mill, Novodvinsk
RegionArkhangelsk Oblast
SectorIndustrial sector
Reason for being a hot spotIt is the only PPM in Oblast that increased its gas emissions since the 1st NEFCO/AMAP Report. Its annual emission is comparable with total emission of Arkhangelsk. Emissions of specific contaminants and dust is of particular concern. APPM is a large discharger of waste waters in Oblast (32%). Being located upstream Arkhangelsk in its vicinity, creates permanent environmental and health hazard for this city.
Status in elimination procedureExcluded from the list
Environmental status in 2003 reportTotal emissions to air 49 547 t/year. Total discharges to water 29 278 t/year.
Present statusIn 2013: Total emissions to air 39 472 t/year. Total discharges to water 11 662 t/year.
Joint projects 
Actions doneReconstruction of boilers and installation of new boilers with effective gas cleaning system, reconstruction of soda recovery boilers, installation of new filters, process optimization. Reconstruction of wastewater treatment facilities and introduction of elemental chlorine free pulp production. Use of organic waste as energy source. The investments conducted by the company's own means have resulted in reduction of emitted pollutants in spite of increasing volume of production.
OwnerPulp Mill Holding GmbH
AddressNovodvinsk, Ul. Melnikova 1