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Most of the rivers of Russia badly polluted

October 3 2008

Major rivers of Russia are heavily polluted due to sewage and building protection zones, said in a prepared the 2008 report, the World Bank study, devoted to nature protection in Russia.

"The main rivers of the country - the Volga, Don, Kuban, Dnepr, Northern Dvina, Pechora, Ob, Yenisei, Lena, Kolyma, Amur, estimated to be contaminated, and some as" dirty "and" very dirty. "Major tributaries - Oka, Kama , Tom, Irtysh, Tobol, Miass, Iset, Tura - as "very dirty", sometimes "very dirty" - the report says.

In the most critical condition because of industrial waste waters are small rivers, including the Northern Dvina River basin, as well as small rivers of the Kola Peninsula, most rivers in the Altai Republic and Altai Territory, in the basin of the Volga, Ob and Amur.

Extremely dirty, researchers also identified a number of marine areas, including the Golden Horn Bay and the Bay of Peter the Great (Sea of Japan), the mouth of the Terek River, coastal areas in the cities of Derbent and Izberbash (Caspian Sea), the delta of the Kuban River (Azov Sea), Neva Bay (Baltic Sea) and some parts of the Okhotsk Sea coast.

World Bank report was prepared based on the work of several groups of Russian scientists and researchers in the environmental field.

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