Norilsk is an industrial city situated in the centre of Russia and is best known for its successful metal industries. It is consider that it is the world’s largest producer of nickel and platinum. It is also the Russia’s second largest country around the Arctic Circle. You will not find many roads in the city of Norilsk you are needed to fly or by sail. It has constant population of about 175,000. Here in this city you will know about the climatic change which has affected the whole of the earth. In the recent years, there has been a great change in the city’s climate and several steps have been taken by the government to restore the beauty of this place and make it a healthy place for living.
Shut down of nickel plant
So, many of the companies decided to contribute in running years to make sustainable development for reducing the pollution level. Nowadays, most important steps were taken in order to protect the Norilsk city and its people. In 2016, the factory of nickel decided to shutdown in order to save the living environment in the city. Nornickel is the world’s biggest production company of nickel which was established here since 1942. The shutdown of the nornickel plant is a great relief and a huge step just for better environmental efforts.
With the shutdown of the plant, the air quality of Norilsk live has improved to a great deal. According to this country every year approximately 2 million tons of gas is excluded into the atmosphere such as carbon, sulphur dioxide, phenol, nitrogen oxide etc.
In order to ensure a healthy environment to the people of this place, the government is getting into various agreements with the other industries so that effective utilization of the resources is done and the city also remains pollution free.