Magnitogorsk refractory plant fined $600 for pollution violations

By Paul Rackstraw
Published: Friday, 30 August 2019

The leniency of a penalty for breach of environmental regulations has been criticized as part of a general failure by authorities in Russia to cut down industrial emissions.

The environmental prosecutor’s office in Magnitogorsk, in the Chelyabinsk region of southwest Russia, fined local company Magnitogorsk Cement-Refractory Plant the sum of 40,000 roubles ($600*) in July for violating legislation designed to prevent air...

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