The environmental history of Russia

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Russian nuclear power crisis ‘threatens new Chernobyl’
By Renfrey Clarke, ausgreen@glas.UUCP, 27 November 1997. In the first decade of the next century, a series of reactor blocs at Russian nuclear power plants will reach the end of their designed service life. Government officials will then have to choose between two grim options.
Press Releases From Summit Highlight Russian Enviro Issues
From the Pacific Environment and Resources Center (PERC) and Friends of the Earth-Japan (FoE-J), June 1997. Colorado (US) summit defines key set of environmental questions for Russian development and offers some recommendations.
Radioactive Lake Threatens Arctic Disaster
By Andrei Ivanov and Judith Perera, InterPress Service, 17 July 1998. Deep below the beds of Siberia's giant man-made Lake Karachai, a thick layer of highly radioactive salt in the underground water supply is leaching its way, slowly but surely, towards open rivers and ultimately the outside world.
In the Run-up to Prague: Proposed World Bank Loans To Undermine Environment And The Rule Of Law
From Pacific Environment and Resources Center, Press Release, Wednesday 6 September 2000. The World Bank is facing calls to halt approval of pending projects for $200 million to support the forestry and mining sectors in Russia that critics say would undermine environmental protection and the rule of law.
Environmentalists in Russia Paint a Dirty Picture
By Irina Sandul, The Russia Journal, reprinted in Northstar Compass, October 2002. Environmental pollution will result in population decrease. 65.6 per cent of children in the country have health abnormalities. Almost a quarter of the negative influence on people's health is the result of environmental pollution, the experts say.