Category Archives: Pollution

CTBTO: Elevated But ‘Not Harmful’ Radioactivity Detected In Baltic Sea

Lassina Zerbo, the head of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

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A cloud of hydrochloric acid covers Omsk, Russia

The Ob-Irtysh Office for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring has recorded chloro hydrogen in the atmosphere of Omsk, a poisonous gas that forms hydrochloric acid when dissolved in water particles in the air. The maximum allowable concentration exceeded 10 times, TASS reported, citing the press service of the organization. The gas was found in the Oktyabrskiy administrative district of the city.

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Massive Thermal Plant Fuel Leak Pollutes Siberian River

Local authorities in Siberia have declared a state of emergency after 20,000 liters of diesel fuel seeped into a river sparking concerns from environmentalists.  The World Wildlife Fund environmental group on Tuesday praised local efforts to contain the spill with a floating dam, blocking dangerous pollutants from flowing into a lake near the Arctic city of Norilsk.  State of emergency

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Billionaire Deripaska accuses China of destroying Russia’s climate

China and other countries of Southeast Asia have barbaric attitude towards the environment, which provoked a “strange” winter and other adverse climatic phenomena in Russia, said Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska. “Floods, fires, which this year began earlier than usual in Siberia, incomprehensible winter a second year in a row, drought, which is likely to lead to serious crop failure in

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Avakov: Of fifteen fire outbreaks in Zhytomyr region, six eliminated, five localized

Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov reports that out of 15 outbreaks of fire in the ecosystems of the Zhytomyr region, rescuers have already eliminated six and localized five outbreaks. “The reason for the air pollution around Kyiv is … fires in the Zhytomyr region. Some 7,800 hectares of forest litter burned out. There were 15 outbreaks, with

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Russian oil tankers pollute Black, Azov Seas

Russian tankers overloaded with oil products and other fuel and lubricant cargoes have polluted the waters of the Black and Azov Seas off the coast of the temporarily occupied Crimea, the prosecutor’s office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has reported. “The prosecutor’s office and the police of the autonomy have recorded another fact of violation of environmental norms in

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