Ministry for Environmental Protection: Keep Environmentalists out?

A large number of environmental groups have addressed an open appeal to Prime Minister Azarov following a quite unprecedented demonstration of disregard for the principles enshrined in the Aarhus Convention on public participation in decision-making | detail

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Granite-Steppe Pobuzhya: High Court rules in favour of the environment:

A cheering indicator that the courts will heed the law over the ongoing assault by Energoatom on land from the regional landscape park “Granite-Steppe Pobuzhya”, however there are worrying attempts to get the President to support even greater encroachments on reserve land | detail

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24 years since the Chernobyl Disaster: environmentalists warn of new dangers

On 26 April Ukraine remembers the victims of the Chernobyl Disaster, while environments point to serious problems due to the accumulation of nuclear waste and the extension in the term of exploitation of the reactors | detail

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Environmentalists: Belarus nuclear power station would also endanger Ukraine

At a press conference before scheduled public hearings on plans to build a nuclear power plant in Belarus, members of civic organizations from Ukraine and Belarus presented serious arguments against the project | detail

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Joint UN/EU team concludes technical scoping mission to Kalush

The Mission found among other things that the possible presence of compounds such as hexachlorobenzene in a nearby disposal site could pose serious risks to local populations if released into the environment | detail

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Is it worth creating catastrophes from industry?

The local authorities and residents of Kalush and the villages declared an environmental disaster zone are seriously concerned that a month has passed since the President signed his Decree and yet none of the funding stipulated and vitally needed has appeared | detail

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UN, EU experts arrive in Ukraine to study Kalush’s environmental problems

The Mission includes experts in geology, hydrogeology, in obtaining samples for environmental analysis, and on emergency response | detail

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Ministry of Finance warns against measures over Kalush

As reported, last week the Verkhovna Rada declared the area including the city of Kalush and two villages – Kropyvnyk and Sivka-Kaluska – in the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast an environmental emergency zone | detail

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Parliament declares environmental emergency in Kalush

The Verkhovna Rada has declared the area including the city of Kalush and two villages – Kropyvnyk and Sivka-Kaluska – in the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast an environmental emergency zone | detail

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Environmental organizations outraged over attempts to hijack public participation

They express concern over attempts by certain political structures and pseudo-civic organizations created by them to substitute efficient independent institutions of civic society with imitations and demand that recent Government Resolutions be revoked | detail

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Legislative restrictions on access to environmental information?

If the draft law is adopted as it stands now, the ban on classifying as secret environmental information will apply only to information about the state of the environment in its literal meaning | detail

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Chernobyl area doctors and researchers show predicted UN mortality figures as far too low

Doctors at a Ukrainian and Belarusian hospital are seeing what they have no doubt is a spike in cancer rates, mutations and blood diseases among their patients linked to the world’s largest nuclear disaster at Chernobyl 24 years | detail

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So how is round twice better than blue?

The National Ecological Centre of Ukraine and the Ukrainian River NGO Network accuse the Ukrainian Government of ignorance and of trying to manipulate public opinion over the capacity and supposed advantages of the Dniester Hydro-Accumulating Electric Power Station | detail

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A Barbed reminder for the future President

The leaders of prominent environmental organizations have analysed election programmes and called on the public to support their appeal to the candidates to take specific measures needed to resolve urgent environmental and social problems | detail

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Natural reserve land under the protection of the local authorities defenceless

The procedure over the natural reserve fund suffers from a lack of clarity regarding those involved in making areas reserve land; considerable dependence of the final decision on the interests of the local authorities; and the effective lack of liability for inflicting damage to natural treasures formally under State protection | detail

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Ukraine receives two Fossil of the Day Anti-awards in Copenhagen

Ukraine was awarded this most dubious honour over its dismal climate targets and refusal to disclose how money received from selling emissions credits was being used | detail

Visits 722

Atlas of areas contaminated as a result of the Chernobyl Disaster

For the first time since the Chernobyl Disaster in 1986 the Ministry for Emergencies has issued an official atlas of districts and oblasts [regions] contaminated through the explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant | detail

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Centralized storage of spent nuclear waste at Chernobyl: problems of implementation

The National Ecological Centre of Ukraine is convinced that the present plans for construction of a centralized storage facility for spent nuclear waste on the territory of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant will not resolve Ukraine’s problems with storing spent nuclear waste | detail

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Important court victory for Zhukiv Island

On 25 November the Kyiv Economic Court found unlawful Item 1 of the Kyiv City Council’s Decision No. 162/1996 from 22 August 2007 which illegally decreased by 9 times the area of the reserve, from 1794 to 196 hectares | detail

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Court ban on classifying State environmental assessments

The Lviv District Administrative Court has fully allowed the civil suit brought by the organization “Environment – People – Law” against the Lviv Regional State Department for the Protection of the Environment over the use of the stamp "For official use only" | detail

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