Norilsk is a city in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, located in the southern part of the Taimyr Peninsula, about 90 kilometers east of the Yenisei. One of the most environmentally polluted cities in the world.
Environmental threat to the population of the city and surrounding areas caused by the fact that the city is a “derivative” of one of the world’s largest mining and mining, and, at the same time, metalproducing plant (the so-called city-forming complex).
Analogues industrial area “Norilsk” (including the city) anywhere in the world no longer exists. Located above the Arctic Circle, geographically located in the Taimyr (Dolgan-Nenets) District of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the administrative – the city of regional subordination. In 2004, two satellite cities (Talnakh, Kayerkan) and Snezhnogorsk village attached to the town of Norilsk, a single municipal entity “Norilsk” endowed urban district status.