Science Inventory

CASE STUDY. MERCURY POLLUTION NEAR A CHEMICAL PLANT IN NORTHERN KAZAKHSTAN

Citation:

RANDALL, P. M., M. ILYUSHCHENKO, E. LAPSHIN, AND L. KUZMENKO. CASE STUDY. MERCURY POLLUTION NEAR A CHEMICAL PLANT IN NORTHERN KAZAKHSTAN. In Proceedings, Air & Waste Management Association 2005 Conference Proceedings, Minneapolis, MN, June 21 - 24, 2005.Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA, -, (2005).

Description:

In northern Kazakhstan, there is a serious case of mercury pollution near Pavlodar City from an old mercury cell chlor-alkali plant. The soil, sediment, and water are contaminated with more than a thousand tons of mercury and mercury compounds as a result of the operation of the chemical plant. For several years, the European Commission as well as the U.S. State Department and the U.S. EPA have provided technical and financial support to the Kazakhstan government. Through this support and investments by the Kazakhstan government, several mercury projects have been funded. This paper provides information on the characterization and management of the mercury pollution at the Pavlodar Chemical Plant as well as some of the future plans.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PAPER IN NON-EPA PROCEEDINGS)
Product Published Date: 02/01/2006
Record Last Revised: 06/15/2006
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 131664

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

LAND REMEDIATION AND POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION

SOIL AND SEDIMENTS MANAGEMENT BRANCH