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Country Summary

Like many countries of the Former Soviet Union, Ukraine has been dealing with many unresolved pollution challenges, from the major issue of obsolete pesticides being improperly stored throughout the country to the lingering public health and pollution issues connected to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. In 2014, Pure Earth performed one of the most dangerous cleanups at an abandoned munitions warehouse, where tens of thousands of tons of an extremely toxic chemical – MNCB – were dumped, along with unexploded TNT. That cleanup averted a potential catastrophe. Pure Earth continues to work to make Ukraine toxic-free.

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Read more about our work in the Ukraine at the Pollution Blog