Russian steel giant Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works has adopted an updated Environmental Program. According to the document, the company's investments in environmental protection activities in the current year will amount to 26,847 million rubles. The main investments will be related to the construction of new environmental facilities in the coke production of PJSC MMK as part of its comprehensive reconstruction, including the construction of a coke oven battery No. 12, as well as the reconstruction of a biochemical plant and a shop for capturing and processing chemical products. In total, about 14 billion rubles will be allocated to these facilities.The environmental program for 2022 provides for the implementation of 29 measures to protect atmospheric air in all key areas of the plant. The total investment in this area will exceed 9 billion rubles. Projects have already been implemented for the reconstruction of dust and gas collection plants and gas exhaust tracts of converters No 1, 2 and 3, as well as the pig iron overflow department of the oxygen-converter shop; a project for the reconstruction of gas cleaning and gas exhaust tracts of electric arc furnaces in an electric steel-smelting shop. The implementation of all planned activities will reduce gross emissions of pollutants by six thousand tons per year and reduce the value of the complex index of air pollution (KIZA) of Magnitogorsk to the level of 5.4 units.Also this year, eight projects are planned aimed at reducing water consumption and reducing pollutant discharges. Their implementation will reduce discharges by 600 tons due to zero discharges into the Magnitogorsk reservoir and a reduction in discharges from the Limestone Pit. At the same time, water consumption from the Magnitogorsk reservoir is planned to be limited to no more than 122.46 million cubic meters per year. Stocking activities will continue: in 2022, 30,000 juvenile grass carp and 50,000 silver carp will be released.Among other areas of the Environmental Program are measures to reduce and prevent the impact of industrial waste on the environment, as well as land reclamation and landscaping. The key event in this direction will be the liquidation of the Eastern Quarry of Magnitnaya Mountain with the restoration of disturbed lands on an area of more than 100 hectares. 1.2 billion rubles will be allocated for these purposes. 826 trees and 4,449 shrubs will be planted to restore the landscape and greenery on the territory of PJSC MMK, and another 1,915 different plants will be planted in the city.