MMK Spends Over 1bn RUR on Environmental Protection in January-June 2012

Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) looked into the performance of its environmental management system in the first half of 2012.

MMK’s environmental management system has been certified in accordance with the international standard 14001: 2004 requirements. The performance analysis has shown that MMK’s production activity in the first half of 2012 was carried out in compliance with the requirements set by the Russian Federation environmental law and with those set by the international standard.

The enterprise was particularly successful in implementing its water-protection initiatives. For one, the gross water pollutants-dumping figures plummeted by 23.1% in the six months of 2012 compared with the six months of 2011, while the specific water pollutants-dumping figures decreased by 27.6% and amounted to 9.31kg/ton. What is more, MMK recycled 5.69m tons of smelter slag.

The gross dumping figures for January-June 2012 went down by 6.1% against January-June 2011, while the gross air pollutants-dumping figures declined by 0.31% against January-June 2011.

MMK spent over 1.1bn RUR on environmental protection projects in the first half of 2012: this included spending about 480m RUR on capital construction of conservation and filtering facilities.

In terms of green facilities, MMK reports one of its largest capital construction projects is putting up a de-acidification station at the company’s Rolling Mill Department 11 and the reconstruction of the ‘dirty’ circulating water system at Rolling Mill Department 4.

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