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    It looks like Norilsk is one of the worst polluters in the world ... Archived Message

    Posted by Tomski on September 7, 2020, 5:15 pm, in reply to "The dirty secret behind your ‘green’ electric car"

    I remember this company was a part of the Yeltsin's era shenanigans in 1990s, when it was bought out for a song by an oligarch (not shown in the historical bit in Wiki, as far as I can see).

    Norilsk Nickel is known as one of Russia's most polluting companies, releasing approximately 1.67m tonnes of harmful sulphur dioxide every year into the air, according to 2018 figures.[20]

    Ore is smelted on site in Norilsk. The smelting is directly responsible for severe pollution, including acid rain and smog. It is estimated that Norilsk facilities emit 1.86 million tonnes of sulfur dioxide to the atmosphere annually, 1.9% percent of global emissions.[21]

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