Russia – Volkhov

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Population affected
51,000
Children Under 6 Affected
8,160
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Volkhov is a small town on Lake Lagoda, in Karelia Province. Russia’s first aluminum processing facility is located here. The plants were built in 1931 to take advantage of local bauxite from the Tikhvin deposit and to utilise the capacity of the first hydroelectric power station in the USSR, built at the same time. Possibilities for reducing the impacts of waste mud were discussed with local authorities and groups.