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Predicted environmental impacts from operations of the Corporation’s organisations and plans for changing the environmental impacts and ensuring environmental safety in 2014 and in the medium term


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A great deal of conservation work is undertaken annually to mitigate the adverse environmental impacts from operations of ROSATOM’s organisations. Each year, there is a growing volume of investments in fixed capital, which is used to fund conservation activities and rational use of natural resources via all funding sources, this being accounted for by an increase in the share of internal sources earmarked by companies for the construction and commissioning of facilities and systems that prevent the contamination of the environment and ensure the mitigation of radiological impacts, including plants for the entrapment and deactivation of harmful substances contained in exhaust gases, wastewater treatment facilities and recycled water supply systems. It is predicted that the funding volume will grow from year to year.

The dynamics of the contaminated wastewater discharge for the past several years has been approximately at the same level. Still, in 2013, it tended to decrease, largely due to a reduction in electricity generation. The forecast for 2014 is that the discharge volume will also decrease as the result of scheduled NPP unit repairs by JSC Rosenergoatom Concern and, accordingly, of a decrease in electricity generation.

The atmospheric release of contaminants from fixed sources at nuclear sites is expected to decrease thanks to the retrofit and installation of purification systems. The emission of greenhouse gases, regulated by the Kyoto Protocol, will also decrease due to special measures taken by most of the organisations to reduce the use of ozone-destroying substances and the atmospheric emission of greenhouse gases.

The amount of production and consumption waste formed depends on production cycles and processes, and is expected to be at the same level with minor variations. The amount of the generated waste of hazard class 1 and 2 is expected to decrease gradually. The level of the radiation load on the environment will not increase. In the longer term, the area of lands reclaimed is expected to increase.

The predicted dynamics is the reflection of the scheduled activities of the commissioning of facilities for the entrapment and decontamination of harmful substances contained in emissions and of wastewater treatment plants, which has been largely dictated by the need to improve the quality of wastewater formed at some nuclear organisations.





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