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Penza region placed 33rd in Russian regions eco-rating

13:47 | 21.03.2016 | Society

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Penza, 21 March 2016. PenzaNews. The Penza region went down by one step in the Winter 2015-2016 eco-rating of Russian regions compiled by the countrywide civil organization “Green Patrol,” and reached the 33rd place.

Penza region placed 33rd in Russian regions eco-rating

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According to available data, the region has achieved an overall eco-rating of 47/53.

At the same time, the Penza region received a nature protection rating of 44/56, an eco-industrial rating of 38/62, and an eco-social rating of 59/41.

The top 10 regions of the rating are the Tambov region, Altai, the Belgorod and Ulyanovsk regions, the Altai Krai, the Chukotka autonomous region, Chuvashiya, the Kursk, Tomsk and Rostov regions.

The ten underdogs of the rating are the Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions, North Ossetia, the St. Petersburg, Moscow and Tula regions, the Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous region, the Jewish autonomous region, Sakha (Yakutiya), and the Orenburg region.

“The winter of 2015-2016 came with no radical changes to the rating. The winter ended up being “ecologically” calm,” Roman Pukalov, nature protection programs director of “Green Patrol,” commented on the rating.

He pointed out that the only regions with relatively bad eco-social situations are the Krasnoyarsk Krai and the Chelyabinsk region.

“It must be pointed out that the standing of Moscow in the Russian eco-rating continues to improve. This is largely due to the fact that we took into account our own figures taken during expeditionary research within the project ‘What Does Moscow Breathe?’ that showed the overall air quality in the capital is ‘moderately polluted’ rather than ‘dirty’ or ‘very dirty.’ We will continue our research in the Russian capital under this project during other seasons as well,” the press service of “Green Patrol” quotes Roman Pukalov.

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