oct.31 - Oct 31 Geo 182A FSU and Russia Environmental...

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Oct 31 Geo 182A FSU and Russia – Environmental Issues: Soviet Legacy - lack of private land ownership - lack of public input - emphasis on production targets - speed of industrialization Result??? o widespread pressure on environment - statistics hard to find - many events and problem areas never reported - 1980’s Chernobyl (1986) o greater openness – more info available on problems – public able to speak out - industrial pollution - agricultural pollution (eg. Pesticides and defoliants related to Central Asian cotton industry) - nuclear pollution o energy generation o nuclear tests – Kazakhstan, Novoya Zemlya o Soviet Navy Nuclear waste Lost subs o 1957 – accident at plutonium facility in Urals Post Soviet Period - will to address environmental issues largely lost as a result of economic and social upheaval - since 1990, pollution down o why?? 1. decline of industrial activity (heavy industry)* water and air quality GHG emissions 2. new service based industries
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2009 for the course GEOGRAPHY 182 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at UWO.

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oct.31 - Oct 31 Geo 182A FSU and Russia Environmental...

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