Posted 17 февраля 2022,, 07:25

Published 17 февраля 2022,, 07:25

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Gorny Altai named the cleanest region of the country

Gorny Altai named the cleanest region of the country

17 февраля 2022, 07:25
The Krasnoyarsk Territory with Norilsk became the most polluted regions of Russia, and Gorny Altai - the cleanest, said Svetlana Radionova, head of Rosprirodnadzor.

Moreover, Gorny Altai can become an absolutely clean region, she said in an interview with RBC. This can happen if the only object of accumulated harm in the region, the Aktash mercury plant, is eliminated. In this case, there will only be a question of biodiversity conservation and the possibility of letting the local population engage in traditional types of farming.

As for the polluted regions, the total amount of emissions into the atmosphere in the Krasnoyarsk Territory with Norilsk is 1.8 million tons per year. This is 11% of all emissions in the country. In January alone, the "black sky" regime was introduced in the Krasnoyarsk Territory three times.

In addition, Cherepovets is polluted - 280 thousand tons (1.7% of emissions in the Russian Federation). In third place is Novokuznetsk - 278 thousand tons (1.6%).

At the beginning of the month, it was reported that environmentalists had identified a record number of pollution for 2021. Thus, the number of high air pollution last year amounted to 406 cases - this is 23% more than the previous maximum set in 2020.