The top 10 regions that pollute the air also include the Kemerovo Region (1.8 million tons), Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug (1.3 million tons), Sverdlovsk Region (1 million tons), Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District (787,000 tons ), Irkutsk region (715,000 tons), Bashkiria (600,000 tons), Chelyabinsk (595,000 tons) and Orenburg regions (551,000 tons), as well as Krasnodar Territory (495,000 tons).
At the same time, Moscow did not become one of the most polluting regions of the country, as a year earlier, but took 16th place with emissions of 410,300 tons. St. Petersburg is in 35th position, where their volume amounted to 202,000 tons.
The best situation with waste emission is in small regions – Sevastopol, Tuva and Altai, said FinExpertiza. It is noted that approximately three quarters of all air emissions are generated by enterprises, and one quarter – by vehicles. Of industrial production, metallurgy pollutes the atmosphere the most: 3.7 million tons of emissions per year, or 21% of all emissions from enterprises.
Experts also calculated that in general, in 2019, Russian enterprises and transport emitted 22.7 million tons of pollutants into the atmosphere. On average, one resident of the country accounted for about 155 kg of harmful emissions per year – the value of the indicator varies from 23 kg to 1.6 tons, depending on the region, the report says.