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