TITLE

Poisoning Russia's river of plenty

AUTHOR(S)
Pope, V.
PUB. DATE
April 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;4/13/92, Vol. 112 Issue 14, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Details how the once abundant Volga River near the Russian town of Astrakhan has fallen victim to dams, power plants, chemicals and sewage. The Volga is no longer a river of plenty; The Volga is the heart of the Soviet military-industrial complex; How the Volga's problems began with a frenzy of dam building in the 1950s and 60s; Sturgeon population has decreased; Consequences of the state's grandiose plans to harness the flow of the river; More.
ACCESSION #
9204132532

 

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