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Barents Environmental Hot Spots by region

Arkhangelsk Oblast

CodeHot spotOverviewSectorStatus 
A1-1Solombala PPM – pollution of specific elements into airAir emission is almost 20% of total in Arkhangelsk, all air pollution with specific contaminates and dust originates from SPPM. SPPM waste water treatment plant treats both, its own waste waters and communal effluents. In total, it is 85% of total waste water discharge from the city. Industrial sectorNo informationmore
A1-2Solombala Wastewater Treatment Plant  Industrial sectorNo informationmore
A2Arkhangelsk heat and power plant of Тerritorial Generating Company No 2AHPP emits almost 45% of total contaminants in the city, mostly acidifying compounds.Heat and power sectorExcluded from the listmore
A3-1Severodvinsk Heat and Power Plant 1 of Territorial Generating Company No 2A3 Severodvinsk HPP (HPP-1 and HPP-2) is responsible for 95% of gas emissions in the city. HPP-1 is the matter of particular concern due to emission of 95% of dust. In 2014 the Hot spot A3 is divided in two parts: A3-1 (HPP-1) and A3-2 (HPP-2, excluded from the list in 2015)Heat and power sectorIn assessmentmore
A3-2Severodvinsk Heat and Power Plant No 2 Territorial Generating Company No 2A3 Severodvinsk HPP (HPP-1 and HPP-2) is responsible for 95% of gas emissions in the city. In 2014 the Hot spot A3 is divided into two parts: A3-1 (HPP-1) and A3-2 (HPP-2) Heat and power sectorExcluded from the listmore
A4Arkhangelsk pulp and paper mill, NovodvinskIt is the only PPM in Oblast that increased its gas emissions since the 1st NEFCO/AMAP Report. Its annual emission is comparable with total emission of Arkhangelsk. Emissions of specific contaminants and dust is of particular concern. APPM is a large discharger of waste waters in Oblast (32%). Being located upstream Arkhangelsk in its vicinity, creates permanent environmental and health hazard for this city.Industrial sectorExcluded from the listmore
A5Koryazhma branch of Ilim Group JSC (Old name of the Hot Spot: Kotlas Pulp and Paper Mill)One of major air polluters in Oblast, particularly with specific contaminants, such as methyl meracptane. Largest waste water discharger in Oblast (almost 50%). Discharge of large amounts of organic and suspended matter strongly impacts on the aquatic ecosystem. Significant increase of lignosulphonates of particular concern. Industrial sectorExcluded from the listmore
A6Toxic solid wastes in Arkhangelsk OblastAmount of solid wastes in Arkhangelsk Oblast increased more than three times since the 1st NEFCO/AMAP Report.Waste managementNo informationmore
A7-1Oil contaminated territories in Arkhangelsk oblast Large areas in Arkhangelsk Oblast are strongly contaminated with petroleum fuel and spent motor oils, particularly due to former and current military activities.Waste managementNo informationmore
A7-2Military Oil Wastes (Non Franz Josef Land) Waste managementNo informationmore
A8Spent motor oilSince 1995, spent motor oil is not collected and treated in Oblast, and became a serious source of environmental pollution.Waste managementNo informationmore
A9-1Enterprises of pulp and paper as sources of dioxin pollution A large number of enterprises are considered as significant sources of dioxin pollution.Industrial sectorExcluded from the listmore
A9-2Enterprises of timber industry as sources of dioxin pollution  Industrial sectorNo informationmore
A10Stock of obsolete pesticides in Arkhangelsk regionSubstantial amount of pesticides have accumulated and they are not in use. Since pesticides are toxic chemical substances, capable of affecting human health and the environment negatively, their storing and possible leakage in such amounts is a reason to establish an environmental hot spot. Obsolete pesticidesExcluded from the listmore

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