Barents Hot Spots Information System
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CodeKo8
Hot spotCoal-mining wastes
RegionRepublic of Komi
SectorMining sector
Reason for being a hot spotNumerous coal-mining wastes disposed near mines are the sources of land and atmospheric contamination and pose threat for the human health.
Status in elimination procedureIn progress
Environmental status in 2003 report5.1 million tons of waste generated by the coal mining industry, 38% share of regional volume.
Present statusIn 2011: 5.0 million tons of waste generated by the coal mining industry, 75% share of the regional volume.
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Actions done 
OwnerOJSC Vorkutaugol
Addresswww.vorkutaugol.ru
wwwUl. Lenina 62, Vorkuta



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The Barents Environmental Hot Spots Information System is sponsored by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO).
It is built and maintained by the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
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