Researches of a condition of reservoirs of the Kovdor area showed that one of actual problems is pollution of a surface water by compounds of manganese. In this regard in work questions of a manganese origin in water objects and features of behavior of this element depending on changing conditions of the environment are considered.
Discharge of inadequately treated waste water of mining and processing enterprises leads to the formation of technogenic sediments, which are a large source of secondary pollution of water bodies. In the present paper we propose a possible way of disposal of sediments to prevent additional technogenic load.
Activity of the Kovdor Mining and Processing Plant has a negative impact to the environment, particularly to the surface water. The results of hydrochemical analysis of the water samples allow to assess an anthropogenic load on the surface water and to upgrade the monitoring program.