Discharges of pollutants in the air from stationary sources amounted to 377.1 thousand tons in Belarus in 2010, having reduced by 17.5% compared with 2009. This is caused by "declining share of fuel oil, used as fuel burn," reported the National Statistics Committee, noting that emissions decreased in all regions and in Minsk as well.
The air was mostly polluted in Navapolatsk (50 tons), Minsk (31 tons), Navalukoml (16 tons), Hrodna (12 tons) and Homel (11 tons), according to BelaPAN.
Gas treatment facilities have caught and neutralized 88.4% of pollutants from stationary sources for the period. 98.4% of solids have been cleared, as well as 25.3% of gaseous and liquid. The share of electricity in the amount of polluting emissions from stationary sources has gone down to 12% in 2010 against 26.9% in 2009.