Air monitoring in Magnitogorsk
Is carried out by:
- Ural Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Federal State Budget Organisation: at eight fixed monitoring stations.
- MMK: at the border of the sanitary protection zone at 23 route monitoring stations.
In 2018, Magnitogorsk was removed from the list of cities with very high levels of air pollution.
In 2020, the level of air pollution was reduced from high to increased.
|Changes in the CAQI in Magnitogorsk based on the Roshydromet’s data|
|CITY||2017, project start||2018||2019||2020|
|Bratsk||very high||very high||very high||high|
|Krasnoyarsk||very high||very high||high||high|
|Novokuznetsk||very high||very high||very high||high|
|Norilsk||very high||very high||very high||very high|
|Chita||very high||very high||very high||very high|
Changes in the CAQI in Magnitogorsk based on the Roshydromet’s data
Development of air monitoring network
To implement the industrial control air monitoring programme, in 2007 and 2019 MMK acquired mobile environmental control stations mounted on GAZelle and GAZon NEXT trucks. The stations are equipped with gas analysis and meteorological recorders for direct measurement of nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, ammonia, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulphide and an automated sampling system to take samples for lab analysis if the substance content cannot be measured automatically on the go.
MMK's monitoring stations
As part of its efforts to develop the state air quality control system of Magnitogorsk, MMK set up fixed air monitoring stations in Magnitogorsk's left bank – near the 19/3 Mayakovsky St and in the right bank – near the 27/3 Tevosyan St (School No. 10). Starting from 2018, the data obtained from these stations is recorded in the unified national database to be used in assessing the city's air quality. In 2019, to get most recent and reliable MMK set up two additional fixed stations at the border of the sanitary protection zone (near the Ordzhonikidze Steelworker Community Centre and the Metallurg Arena). Since 2021, these stations have been operated by Roshydromet, and the data are sent to the unified national database.