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Ukraine is suffering a lot of environmental problems. There are many consequences of damaging environment. One of them is the water pollution. The Dnipro and others rivers are in danger. They are filled with poison: industrial waste, all kinds of chemical elements and pesticides. Industrial enterprises of large cities waste harmful substances into river and sea’s waters. The emissions destroy fishing industry and lead to damage of wildlife. Ukraine releases polluted water, heavy metal, organic compounds, and oil-related pollutants into the Black Sea.

Another problem is the air pollution. For example, pumping waste gases from a power station or metallurgical plants do not get rid of them. The waste gases cause acid rains.

But the most terrible ecological problem of Ukraine is Chernobyl. The effect of Chernobyl disaster is dangerous and tragic, because we don’t know up to the end all the consequences of radioactive contamination. According to UN reports, approximately one million people were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation through the consumption of food.

Ukraine, as the member of World Community, is co-operating with international ecological organization such as Greenpease for example.

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