OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Industrial Pollution in Yaroslavl, Russia: Surface Water Quality and Public Health Impacts

TitleIndustrial Pollution in Yaroslavl, Russia: Surface Water Quality and Public Health Impacts
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsMillimaki, Megan
Academic DepartmentEnvironmental Science
Thesis AdvisorNeumann, Dr. Catherine
DegreeBachelor of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Science
Number of Pages17
Date Published06/1997
UniversityOregon State University
CityCorvallis
Thesis TypeUndergraduate
KeywordsEnvironmental Science, pollution, river, Russia
Abstract

The city of Yaroslavl is located in the heart of Russia. Yaroslavl’s economic abase has long been heavy industry. Today, industrial pollution is threatening the city’s main drinking water source, the Volga River, and adverse public health effects are already apparent. According to recent reports, the health status of local residents in Yaroslavl is poor and is getting worse.
Most of the information was gathered in Yaroslavl. My sources were government reports, newspaper articles, and data provided by a local environment group.
The intent of this study is to focus attention on what I believe is perhaps the most serious problem in Yaroslavl’s future, the degradation of the Volga River.