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CodeKo6
Hot spotFormation of industrial and domestic wastes
RegionRepublic of Komi
SectorWaste management
Reason for being a hot spot11.0 million tons of industrial and domestic wastes including 3.5 million tons of toxic waste are formed Komi annually. Only 1.2% of wastes are utilized. The dumping grounds of industrial and domestic wastes are pollution sources for ground waters and surface water bodies, from which water intake of potable water is carried out.
Status in elimination procedureIn progress
Environmental status in 2003 report13.5 million tons of waste is formed, including 5.1 million tons of hazard class V, 8.2 million tons of class IV, and 0.06 million tons of classes I-III (40 tons of hazard class I).
Present statusIn 2011: 6.3 million tons of waste formed, including 5.6 million tons of hazard class 5, 0.6 million tons of 4 class, and 0.067 million tons of classes I-III (258.2 tons of hazard class I) 113.7 million tons of waste accumulated at dumping sites.
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OwnerMinistry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection of the Republic of Komi
AddressInternacionalnaya str. 108 A, 167982 Syktyvkar
wwwwww.mpr.rkomi.ru



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