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Hot spotEnterprises of pulp and paper as sources of dioxin pollution
RegionArkhangelsk Oblast
SectorIndustrial sector
Reason for being a hot spotA large number of enterprises are considered as significant sources of dioxin pollution.
Status in elimination procedureExcluded from the list
Environmental status in 2003 reportSoil samples from Onezhsky sawmill showed dioxin concentrations from 0.2 to 830 μgTEQ/g.
Present status2019: this hot spot will be divided into two/three separate items, more information will be available on January 2020
Joint projects 
Actions doneArkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill has introduced elemental chlorine free bleaching of pulp. Antiseptic treatment of wood with pentachlorophenol has been terminated at Onezhsky sawmill.
OwnerMinistry of Natural Resources and Forestry Complex of Arkhangelsk Oblast
AddressTroitsky prospekt 49, 163004 Arkhangelsk