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Soviet topography map 1: 200,000, UNEP’s Environment and Security Initiative field and desk assessment
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Mine and industrial site in Koshkar-Ata, Kazakhstan
Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Much of the area near Koshkar-Ata Lake in Kazakhstan, just off the shore of the Caspian Sea, has been severely polluted due to mining activities of uranium phosphate. The area is also affected from chemical plants and metallurgic industries. The pollutants are quickly making there way to the Caspian Sea.