River Dnister Pollution with Toxic Waste as a Result of Accident at Potassium Fertilizers Factory

by Valeriu Ropot,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


River Dnister has a length of 1,352 km. Its spring is situated in Carpathian Mountains at the height of more than 900 m. Dnister runs across the territory of Ukraine and Moldova Republic and flows into the Black Sea. The area of its basin is about 72,100 km² and the annual flows are equal to 10.7 km The river is utilized as a main source of potable water for the population (about 10 million inhabitants) and for Moldova Republic and Southwest Ukraine economy.

Subject Headings: Water pollution | Toxicity | Fertilizers | Nutrient pollution | Pollution | Recycling | Industrial wastes | Accidents | Europe | Ukraine | Moldova | Carpathian Mountains | Black Sea

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