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Mercury Pollution Near A Chlor-Alkali Plant In Northern Kazakhstan

Citation:

RANDALL, P. Mercury Pollution Near A Chlor-Alkali Plant In Northern Kazakhstan. Presented at 26th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy, Amherst, MA, October 18 - 21, 2010.

Impact/Purpose:

To provide information on the characterization and management of mercury pollution at the Pavlodar Chemical Plant as well as some of the future plans.

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 is contaminated with more than a thousand tons of mercury and mercury compounds as a result of the operation of the chemical plant. For many years, the European Commission as well as the U.S. State Department and the U.S. EPA has 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.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Product Published Date: 10/18/2010
Record Last Revised: 10/15/2010
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 224664

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