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1 March 2001 Soviet and Post-Soviet Environmental Management: Lessons from a Case Study on Lead Pollution
Valerie M. Thomas, Anna O. Orlova
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Through a case study on lead pollution in the former Soviet Union, the linkage of policy, environmental science, and environmental management is explored, and compared with the US experience. Soviet bans on leaded gasoline and lead-based paint appear to have been effective. Regional governments, in cooperation with the petroleum industry, are taking the initiative in phasing out leaded gasoline, to some extent in defiance of federal policy. Problems with management of lead-acid batteries have been worsened by the collapse of the political system. Lack of reliable environmental data impedes reliable environmental assessment. The types of environmental measurements reflect an emphasis on multipollutant environmental contamination, rather than on human exposure to single pollutants.

Valerie M. Thomas and Anna O. Orlova "Soviet and Post-Soviet Environmental Management: Lessons from a Case Study on Lead Pollution," AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment 30(2), 104-111, (1 March 2001). https://doi.org/10.1579/0044-7447-30.2.104
Received: 25 November 1999; Accepted: 1 June 2000; Published: 1 March 2001
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