Vanadium as an indicator of the impact of fuel oiled thermal power plants on the environment: paleolimnological reconstructions

  • Slukovskii Z.I. 1, 2
  • Guzeva A.V. 1, 3
  • Dauvalter V.A. 1
  • 1 Institute of the North Industrial Ecology Problems of Kola Science Center of RAS, 184209 Apatity, Russia
    2 Institute of Geology of Karelian Research Centre of RAS, 185910 Petrozavodsk, Russia
    3 Institute of Limnology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sevastyanova str.,9, 196105, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Keywords: vanadium, thermal power plant pollution, small lakes, urbanized areas, Arctic


The article presents data on the behavior of vanadium in recent sediments from small urban lakes in the North of Russia. The works were carried out in Murmansk, Petrozavodsk and Monchegorsk. The main role in the entry of vanadium into the environment of these cities is played by emissions from thermal power plants operating on fuel oil.