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Exceeding the maximum allowable concentration (MPC) of carbon monoxide, dust, dioxide and nitrogen oxide was recorded in the atmosphere of Omsk, where residents complained about the strong smell of burning. This is reported by TASS with reference to the Ob-Irtysh Department for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.
“On February 3, 2023, the content of carbon monoxide was 1.1 MPC in the Central Autonomous Okrug (administrative district – approx. TASS), 1.4 MPC in the Soviet Autonomous District, 1.5 MPC in the Oktyabrsky Autonomous District, 1.9 MPC in the Lenin Autonomous Okrug, dust 1.3 MPC in the Central Autonomous Okrug, nitrogen dioxide 1.1 MPC in the Central Autonomous District and 1.4 MPC in the Lenin Autonomous Okrug, nitrogen oxide 1.3 MPC in the Soviet Autonomous Okrug. The level of air pollution was increased,” the department said.
On Friday, a calm settled in Omsk and the NMU regime was introduced, under which enterprises must reduce emissions into the atmosphere by 15-20%. A strong smell of burning was felt throughout the city, there was smog, visibility was reduced to several hundred meters. On Saturday, the smog partially dissipated, but the NMU regime was repeatedly extended and was canceled only on Monday morning.
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