THE IMPLICATION OF THE STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE UNITS TO DEMINING AND RECLAMATION OF DISTURBED AREAS IN THE RESULT OF HOSTILITIES IN THE EAST OF UKRAINE

A.B. Tarnavskyj, U.V. Khromyak

Abstract


Nowadays one of the main characteristics of anthropogenic impact on the environment in Eastern Ukraine is long-term military actions that lead to negative changes in the environment. The problem of demining conduct of hostilities and disposal of unexploded ordnance is very acute. Main negative effects of militants' mines and shells are analysed. Some basic organizational arrangements for their disposal are given. Some data concerning availability of toxic heavy metals in the soil of Donbas settlements after the shelling are provided. The main works on restoration of the destructed territory is presented.

Keywords


warfare; Eastern Ukraine; mines; minefields; mine clearance; pyrotechnic units; heavy metals; pollution; soil; reclamation; environment

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