According to the department, these cities include Bratsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novokuznetsk, Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Mednogorsk and Lipetsk.

In addition, according to statistics provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources, according to data for 2018, 2019 and 2020, Norilsk, the Novokuznetskiy urban district, Cherepovets, Lipetsk, the Reftinsky urban district and Chelyabinsk.

The ministry also explained that in Norilsk, by the end of 2024, it is planned to reduce gross emissions by 69% compared to 2017 due to the implementation of the Sulfur Program, which includes a set of measures to modernize the Copper and Nadezhda Metallurgical Plants.

The federal project "Clean Air" is aimed at improving the environmental situation in 12 large industrial centers, namely in Bratsk, Krasnoyarsk, Lipetsk, Magnitogorsk, Mednogorsk, Nizhny Tagil, Novokuznetsk, Norilsk, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Cherepovets and Chita.

Within the framework of the project, it is planned to reduce by at least 20% the total volume of emissions of pollutants into the air in large industrial centers.

Earlier, the head of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources, Alexander Kozlov, announced that nine hazardous facilities and 14 large landfills would be liquidated in Russia by the end of 2021.