The environmental history of Russia
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- Russian nuclear power crisis ‘threatens
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.