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Ecocide in the USSR: Health and Nature Under Siege

By: Murray Feshbach (Author), Alfred Friendly, Jr. (Author)

384 pages, 8 maps

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Paperback | Jun 1993 | #212373 | ISBN: 0465017819
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Hardback | Dec 1992 | #20679 | ISBN: 1854102303
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Powerful indictment of the policies and practices of the former USSR, under which enormous environmental damage was wreaked. 103 cities, with a total population of 70 million people, suffer from atmospheric pollution that exceeds safe levels by a factor of five or more; 75 per cent of surface water is contaminated by one or more pollutants, and great rivers such as the Volga and the Don have been reduced to chemical sewers; two-thirds of the Aral Sea has become an arid, sterile desert and the ecosystems of the Black and Caspian Seas may have been damaged beyond repair.

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