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Hot spotKovdor mining and concentration combined enterprise (Kovdor GOC)
RegionMurmansk Oblast
SectorMining sector
Reason for being a hot spotIt is the second largest, after JSC “Apatit” discharger of industrial waste waters. Since the 1st Report, its discharges increased 40%, including more than doubling of sulphates discharge.
Status in elimination procedureNo information
Environmental status in 2003 report45.2 million m3 of wastewater discharged.
Present statusIn 2011: 36.8 million m3 of wastewater discharged.
Joint projects 
Actions doneModernisation of wastewater treatment facilities and reduction of wastewater discharges.
OwnerOJSC Eurochem
Address184141, Kovdor, Suhacheva str. 5