Problem

Pollution during military occupation

Other Names:
Environmental consequences of stationed troops
Incidence:
Soviet troops stationed in Eastern and Central European countries polluted the land and water of those countries with radioactivity,toxins and hydrocarbons. The cost to Poland is 3 billion zlotys, and similar figures are assumed for Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria. The damage is thought to be worst in East Germany.

Soviet troops stationed in Hungary since crushing the uprising in 1956 until 1991, polluted 40 per cent of the country's ground water and caused more than £420 million worth of damage. Soviet soldiers also left behind some 26 million cubic feet of polluted soil and 2.6 million cubic feet of building rubble and dangerous waste bulldozed into the ground.

Related Problems:
Occupied nations
Values:
Pollution
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
29.02.2000 – 00:00 CET