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Environmentalists have called the most contaminated regions of Ukraine

Экологи назвали самые загрязненные регионы УкраиныLast year, Ukraine has increased the emissions of polluting substances into the atmosphere by 7.7%.

In Ukraine (excluding the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the zone of the antiterrorist operation) in 2016, the emissions of pollutants into atmospheric air from stationary pollution sources increased by 7.7% in comparison with 2015.

According to the State statistics service.

In 2016, the emissions amounted to 3 million 78,5 thousand tons.

In addition, from stationary sources into the atmospheric air received 150,5 million tons of carbon dioxide – the main greenhouse gas that affects climate change (this is 8.4% more compared to 2015-th).

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Among the emissions of greatest volume are the following substances: sulfur dioxide (1 million 76.3 thousand tons), carbon monoxide (803 kt) and methane (to 466.3 kt). Compared to 2015 GOM emissions of sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide increased by 29.6% and 5.1%, respectively, methane emissions decreased by 9.3%.

The leader of the contamination was an industry engaged in the supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioned – it accounts for 1 million 414,8 thousand tons of chemicals (almost 46% of total emissions). In second place – processing industry (977,4 thousand t, 31,8% of the total), the third is mining and quarrying (464,2 kt; 15,1%).

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Most of the emissions recorded in Donetsk (981,4 thousand tons), Dnipropetrovsk (833 tonnes) and Ivano-Frankivsk (the 196.7 thousand tons), the lowest – in the Chernivtsi (3 kt), Volyn (4.7 thousand tons) and Transcarpathian regions (4.9 thousand tonnes).

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