Barents Hot Spots Information System
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Barents Environmental Hot Spots by region

Republic of Komi

CodeHot spotOverviewSectorStatus 
Ko1Emissions of greenhouse gases from Pechora coal basin / Vorkuta district (Old name of the hot spot: Greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere in the Vorkuta coal field)Coal industry is one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. Coal-mining industry has emitted into the atmosphere 74.2% of total methane, emitted in the Republic of Komi in 2002.Industrial sectorIn assessmentmore
Ko2-1Cement Northern Company, Vorkuta A number of enterprises in Vorkuta city emit large amounts of contaminants to the atmosphere. Vorkuta cement plant is responsible for 25% of dust emissions. Industrial sectorExcluded from the listmore
Ko3-2Mondi Pulp and Paper Mill, Waste water dischargeEmits 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.Industrial sectorIn assessmentmore
Ko4Communal sewage discharge in small settlementsCommunal sewage treatment facilities in many small settlements are practically absent. Untreated sewage enter water bodies and pose threat to the ecosystems and humans.Municipal waste waterIn progressmore
Ko5Poor drinking water quality in many towns and districts of the Republic of KomiHigh chemical and microbial pollution of drinking water is observed in Ukhta and Usinsk towns, Knyazhpogostsky, Ust'- Vymsky districts. Virus contamination has been found in drinking water of Usinksy, Nyazhpogostsky and Kortkerossky districts.Drinking water qualityIn progressmore
Ko6Formation of industrial and domestic wastes11.0 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. Waste managementIn progressmore
Ko7Wastes of timber and pulp and paper industryIn 2002, timber and pulp and paper industry of the republic produced 1071.7 thousand tons wastes, largest part of them is timber wastes, stored at enterprises and at various landfills.Waste managementExcluded from the listmore
Ko8Coal-mining wastesNumerous coal-mining wastes disposed near mines are the sources of land and atmospheric contamination and pose threat for the human health.Mining sectorIn progressmore
Ko3-1Mondi Pulp and Paper Mill, Emissions to airEmits 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 cityIndustrial sectorExcluded from the listmore
Ko2-2Vorkuta Heat and Power Plant #1 of Territorial Generating Company #9, Vorkuta Heat and Power Plant No 1 is the main emitter of SO2 in the city.Heat and power sectorIn progressmore

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