Ilim Group aims to reduce environmental footprint, plans to invest RUB 500 million at Bratsk mill

Friday, Apr 17, 2015

In a bid to further reduce environmental footprint, Ilim Group is planning to implement a series of initiatives at Bratsk mill in Russia.

Vasily Konovalov, Director Occupational Health, Environmental and Industrial Safety of the Bratsk mill, announced that the company is planning to invest more than RUB 500 million to implement environmental actions in 2015. This includes CTO plant set up, aeration tanks upgrade, installation of air monitoring station at the edge of the sanitary protection zone, mothball sludge collector 2.

In addition, the company will continue to improve the mill's sanitary protection zone and replenish fish stock in water bodies of the Irkutsk Oblast by releasing peled baby fish in 2015.

The Bratsk mill has already reduced sulphur-containing gas emissions by more than two-fold following the mill’s upgrade programme.

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