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JOURNAL: Volume 12, No. 2, 2022, p. 191-199

HEADING: Ecology

AUTHORS: Kotova, E.I., Netsvetaeva, O.P., Reshetnyak, O.S.

ORGANIZATIONS: P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Hydrochemical Institute, Russian Arctic National Park

DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2022-2-191-199

UDC: 502.55:622.371(571.56)

The article was received on: 21.01.2022

Keywords: ecology, diamond mining, Zolotitsa River, pollution of river waters, Lomonosov diamond deposit, water discharge, hydrochemistry

Bibliographic description: Kotova, E.I., Netsvetaeva, O.P., Reshetnyak, O.S. Impact of the Lomonosov diamond deposit exploitation on the Zolotitsa River ecosystem. Arktika: ekologiya i ekonomika. [Arctic: Ecology and Economy], 2022, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 191-199. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2022-2-191-199. (In Russian).


The development of the Lomonosov diamond deposit is underway on the territory of the Arkhangelsk region. Saponite rocks pollute the environment. The Zolotitsa River ecosystem is under significant anthropogenic pressure due to discharge of drainage water into the river. The study purpose is to assess the impact of the diamond deposit development on the discharge and chemical composition of the Zolotitsa River waters using statistical methods. The main data source for the study was the State Water Cadastre. As a result, the researchers proved no significant changes in the discharge and chemical composition of the Zolotitsa River waters. The only exception is the decrease in the dissolved oxygen content. However, the fact requires further study to identify the true causes of the trend.

Finance info: The work was carried out within the framework of the state assignment No. FMWE-2021-0006.

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