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Title: An environmental assessment strategy for the identification of pollution prevention opportunities in the southern Urals Region of Russia

Abstract

The serious environmental problems of the South Urals Region of Russia have been broadly described in a report coauthored by Russian weapons scientists. The importance of taking the first steps to prevent further environmental damage and adverse public health effects has been recognized by the international scientific community. Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have initiated a project to assist the Russians in their pollution prevention efforts. The specific objectives of this project are to: (1) conduct a pragmatic survey of the industrial and governmental pollution sources in a limited geographic region of the South Urals and (2) identify the priorities for pollution prevention and for food and water supply improvements at distribution points. The emphasis is on preventing adverse impacts to human health and improving industrial productivity. This project focuses on immediate pollution problems resulting from current operations and their solutions, not on long-term research related to the large-scale cleanup of legacy wastes. The project emphasizes near-term cost effective solutions to prevent pollution while longer term research aimed at contamination from past practices is pursued by other scientists. The project is being conducted in collaboration with environmental and physical scientists from institutes associated with the Ural Branch ofmore » the Russian Academy of Sciences; government officials at the national, regional, and local levels; and non-governmental Russian environmental groups. A broad cross section of Russian technical, political, and environmental abilities and interests is mandatory. This cross section will ensure the technical quality, the political acceptability, and the popular credibility of the project results to the affected Russians in the South Urals. Progress on this project is presented in this paper.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10192653
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-114858; CONF-9309243-1
ON: DE93040848; TRN: 93:022905
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4. international symposium on industry and environment in the developing world,Alexandria (Egypt),6-7 Sep 1993; Other Information: PBD: 23 Aug 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; URALS; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; POLLUTION CONTROL; PUBLIC HEALTH; RISK ASSESSMENT; POLLUTION SOURCES; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; WATER SUPPLY; FOOD; MITIGATION; 540220; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Gonzalez, M A, and Ott, R L. An environmental assessment strategy for the identification of pollution prevention opportunities in the southern Urals Region of Russia. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Gonzalez, M A, & Ott, R L. An environmental assessment strategy for the identification of pollution prevention opportunities in the southern Urals Region of Russia. United States.
Gonzalez, M A, and Ott, R L. Mon . "An environmental assessment strategy for the identification of pollution prevention opportunities in the southern Urals Region of Russia". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10192653.
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