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Russian Cities: Norilsk Leads the Way in Harmful Emissions.

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Moscow, April 5 – The anti-ranking of Russian cities with the largest emissions of air pollutants was topped by Norilsk, Cherepovets came in second, and Novokuznetsk took bronze, followed by a report on Rosprirodnadzor’s work for 2022.
In 2022, 1 million 796 thousand tons of pollutants fell into the air in Norilsk – this is 10.5% of the total volume of all emissions in the country for the year (17 million 174 thousand tons).
The second line of the rating was taken by Cherepovets with 270,000 tons of harmful emissions, and the third by Novokuznetsk: 263,000 tons of pollutants fell into the atmosphere there in 2022. In the 2021 rating, Norilsk, Cherepovets and Novokuznetsk were also leaders in terms of emissions.

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Lipetsk, the urban settlement of Revtinsky (Sverdlovsk region), Megdorichensk (Kemerovo region), Magnitogorsk (Chelyabinsk region), Vorkuta (Komi Republic), Irkutsk and Ufa also entered the top ten with the most polluted air last year.
According to Rosprirodnadzor, most of the pollutants in Russia in 2022 were emitted during mining – 7.2 million tons, which is about 42% of the total.

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