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Hot spotCement Northern Company, Vorkuta
RegionRepublic of Komi
SectorIndustrial sector
Reason for being a hot spotA number of enterprises in Vorkuta city emit large amounts of contaminants to the atmosphere. Vorkuta cement plant is responsible for 25% of dust emissions.
Status in elimination procedureExcluded from the list
Environmental status in 2003 reportEmission to air: from the cement plant 8 400 t/year.
Present statusIn 2011: Emission to air: dust from the cement plant – 15 700 t/year, SO2 from HPP-1: 5546 t/year.
Joint projects 
Actions doneCement plant: Electric filters constructed to reduce dust emissions to air; action plan for a reduction in the industrial emission impact.
OwnerNorthern Cement Companyy Ltd., Vorkuta HPPs Ltd.


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