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Hot spotHeat and power plant, Apatity
RegionMurmansk Oblast
SectorHeat and power sector
Reason for being a hot spotHPP in Apatity is the largest air polluter among HPPs in the Murmansk Oblast, which emits 18,500 tonnes of contaminants, including almost 12,000 of SO2. It is responsible for 84% of total air emissions in Apatity.
Status in elimination procedureNo information
Environmental status in 2003 reportn/d
Present statusIn 2011: Emission to air: SO2 – 11 013 t/year, NOx – 2772 t/year.
Joint projects 
Actions doneEquipment modernisation completed (new Venturi pipes installed). In 2000-2006, the Apatity HPP put a system in place on all its active boilers to use spent fire gases in order to desiccate the fuel, thus improving the safety of the fuel preparation process and cutting emissions of nitrogen oxides.
AddressApatity, Murmansk Region 184209