OREANDA-NEWS. December 30, 2011. EuroChem today announced that it commissioned two new environmental monitoring stations in the towns of Mirny and Dolgogusevsky Khutor, in close proximity to its EuroChem-BMU subsidiary.

The stations are equipped to provide real-time air quality data and measure the levels of a number of atmospheric pollutants. Meteorological data, including air temperature, wind speed and direction, as well as pressure and humidity data will also be collected and analyzed.

The two stations will be brought on line once the operational testing has been completed. The collected information will be studied by EuroChem-BMU specialists and shared with local authorities and the Regional Department of Natural Resources and Krasnodar State Environmental Control, all of which will have continuous access to the data.

Representing investments of 10 million roubles, the installation of these two stations is part of EuroChem’s commitment to further monitor and reduce its environmental impact in the regions where it operates. In 2010, similar monitoring stations were installed in Khan (Republic of Adygea), Tuapse (Krasnodar Region), and in Nevinnomyssk (Stavropol Region).

EuroChem is one of the world’s top ten agrochemical companies by capacity. Vertically integrated with activities spanning from mining to logistics and distribution, EuroChem focuses on nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer production and holds licenses to develop potash reserves in Russia which entitle it to the fifth-largest volume of proven and probable potash reserves globally.

Its main production assets include the Nevinnomysskiy Azot, Novomoskovskiy Azot, Phosphorit, EuroChem – BMU, and Kovdorskiy GOK facilities in Russia and the Lifosa plant in Lithuania.