[Marxism] Fwd: bellingcat - Donbas: A Ticking Toxic Time Bomb - bellingcat

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
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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