Effects of War on the Environment: Croatia

1st Edition

Mervyn Richardson

CRC Press
Published January 26, 1995
Reference - 211 Pages
ISBN 9780419197904 - CAT# RU28837


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Following the cessation of hostilities in Croatia, the task begins of assessing the damage caused and the remedial work needed. After several visits to the country on behalf of UNIDO, Mervyn Richardson has compiled a dossier detailing the effects of warfare on the environment. He discusses in detail the destruction of the Croation chemical industry and suggests ways in which new techniques will need to be used for remediation. Important aspects of the economy such as tourism and agriculture are also considered, and a contribution by Croatian scientists covers groundwater pollution caused by the destruction of an ammunition store. The book concludes with a look at the future possibilities for encouraging new industries to take the place of the old and gives a detailed breakdown of key Croatian agencies.

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