[Marxism] Fwd: bellingcat - Donbas: A Ticking Toxic Time Bomb - bellingcat
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Fri Mar 31 06:05:05 MDT 2017
As the fighting between the Ukrainian army and Russia-backed forces
re-ignited at the end of January 2017, various news reports highlighted
the shelling of industrial sites. Calls by the United Nations and
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) warned of a
looming environmental disaster if one of those locations storing
hazardous chemicals was hit, and could lead to a severe health crisis.
This article aims to use open-source and satellite data to identify
several sites at risk of shelling, and highlight the environmental
health risks associated with such a looming disaster. One fatal mortar
or shell could set in motion a series of chemical incidents, which would
have a long-lasting impact on the health and well-being of the Donbas’
civilians caught in the crossfires.
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