The Murmansk Region Environmental Pollution Impair.

1990 - 1995.

There were very few human estates with fishing and reindeer grazing as a people trade in the beginning of century. Nowadays Kola Peninsula is one of the most industrial regions in the European Arctic: mining, ore processing, thermal and nuclear power energy plants, nuclear navy and some other minor industries. Therefore, it is not a surprise, that the latest map issue concerns to environmental aspects of the region. Emission sources location with major pollutants and their rates, annual S-deposition rates, the state of the terrestrial ecosystems, heavy metals and Cs 137 contents in the vegetation cover, acidified lakes and some other ecological information you can find on the " Murmansk region Environmental pollution impact" map.

Leading scientist of the North Ecological Problems Institute in cooperation with scientist from Murmansk Marine Biological Institute and Moscow State University were involved in the development in the map.

The main map and its insert (Cs 137 contents in vegetation) are in1:1 mil. And 1:3.5 mil scales, respectively. The map is published in both Russian and English and only limited number of copies are available for sell.

Fragment of the " Murmansk region Environmental pollution impact" map showing ecological situation near nickel smelter in Nickel, northwest part of the Kola Peninsula.

Fragment of the " Murmansk region Environmental pollution impact" map, Cs 137 distribution in the vegetation cover insert is shown.>

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