According Oblkomstat , the Ulyanovsk region in 2000 worked 4984 small enterprises ( MP). Most of them are engaged in trade and public catering ( nearly 40 percent ), less — industrial and construction enterprises . At MP employs about 39,000 people. Total for 2000 small businesses Ulyanovsk region produced goods and services amounting to 1.89 billion rubles, said » Simbirsk Courier» .
Data on the radiation situation in the area. The lowest background radiation in the area — in Zavolzhsky district of Ulyanovsk, which stands on the quartz sands — 7-9 micro-roentgen per hour. And the highest radiation — in the area of ??the most popular regional resort Undory where the shore of the Volga — out layers of combustible shale — 32-36 micro-roentgen per hour. This activity — natural that people can not change . Undory background radiation can be regarded as pollution (normal background is 10-12 micro-roentgen per hour). But this anomaly can be evaluated differently. For example, if you look at the note on the mineral spring Undory Dr. Eugene Chuchkalova , he considers this feature a boon for the resort. Increased radioactivity causes increased air ionization , which is mainly characterized by high-altitude areas . With this background Undory should be at a height of 1000 meters above sea level , and not at the level of 100 meters. Three district area — Inza , and Karsunsky Veshkaymsky — came under Chernobyl » tail .» For outdoor pollution is from 80 to 100 micro-roentgen per hour (compared to the Chernobyl zone radiation reaches one roentgen per hour and higher). Local environmentalists contamination was verified in the woods.