Environmentalists Warn Shale Gas Extraction Could Harm Water Supply in Ukraine

1 Nov 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KYIV, Ukraine

Plans to extract shale gas along Ukraine’s border with Russia have provoked a storm of protest in the country, with environmentalists warning that it could pollute rivers flowing through Russian territory and threaten water supply.“The first threat to us is the sharp deterioration of water supply in the Eastern Donbass [the northwestern part of Russia’s Rostov province] where serious problems with drinking water already exist,” said Russian environmentalist Alexandr Vodyanik.“The second threat is the following: the deposits of shale gas which are going to be developed are located in the basin of the Don River...

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