UC RUSALís Ural smelterís environmental protection lab certified

UC RUSALís Ural smelter had its environmental protection lab certified recently.

ĎThe accrediting certificate was issued by the Federal Agency for Technical Regulations and Metrology and proved the labís independence and competence in environmental monitoring,í says UC RUSALís local press officer Roman Lukichev.

The enterpriseís lab has some 150 pieces of equipment meant for controlling the smelterís environmental safety at the moment.

ĎThe lab experts carry out over 3,000 measuring procedures each month and regularly come up with new proposals on improving the plantís conservational policies and making them more efficient. All their research helps to enhance the quality of our produce,í says UC RUSALís Ural smelterís GD Boris Smolyanitskiy.

The lab is currently developing the environmentally friendly ways of storing production waste through some new methods of testing the hazardous substances content in the soil and ground water.

The spokesperson for the company reports their environmental expertsí efforts helped the enterprise decrease its electrolysis facilitiesí emissions by 2.1 times and reduce the amount of pollutants in their manufacturing water by nine times compared to 1987.

This year, some $9m dollars will be invested by UC RUSAL in their Ural smelterís upgrading and environmental projects altogether.

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