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Hot spotMondi Pulp and Paper Mill, Waste water discharge
RegionRepublic of Komi
SectorIndustrial sector
Reason for being a hot spotEmits almost 75% of total industrial emissions in Syktyvkar. Emission of specific toxic and organoleptic contaminants is of special concern. Responsible for the largest volumes of polluted waste waters discharged in the city.
Status in elimination procedureExcluded from the list
Environmental status in 2003 reportEmissions to air: CO 13188 t/year, SO2 672 t/year, NO2 2116 t/year, H2S 183 t/year, mercaptans 70 t/year, dust 2285 t/year.
Present status2015: Emissions to air (Ko3-1):Excluded from the list, Waste water discharge (Ko3-2): In assessment Emissions to air in 2013: CO 7315 t/year, SO2 38 t/year, NO2 4142 t/year, H2S 13 t/year, mercaptans 3 t/year, dust 317 t/year
Joint projects 
Actions doneConversion to elemental chlorine free production, reconstruction of soda recovery boiler units and introduction of system for combustion of non-condensable gases in the boilers, installation of electric filters, modernisation of wastewater treatment facilities, construction of water recycling facilities. Modernisation has reduced emissions, discharges and water use of the plant.
OwnerOJSC "Mondi Syktyvkar LPK"
Address167026 Syktyvkar, Bumazhnikov prospect 2