Russia [electronic resource] : poison city / by Tim Samuels.
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- Academic Video Online.
- London : British Broadcasting Corporation, 2003.
1 online resource (45 min.)
- Documentary films.
- This edition in English.
- Dzerzhinsk, a Russian city 240 miles East of Moscow, has the dubious honour of being listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most chemically polluted town on Earth. Here the former Soviet Union once made its vast arsenal of chemical weapons and industrial chemicals. Today, a quarter of the city's 300,000 residents are still employed in the factories, turning out toxic chemicals. In the population, the pollution is taking its toll: life expectancy is 42-47, the death rate is 2.6 times higher than the birth rate, and the men are close to impotence. In-depth interviews with the inhabitants of Dzerzhinsk give a revealing insight into what life is really like for the beleaguered populace.
- Title from resource description page (viewed May 9, 2014).
- Ewart, Ewa. , Producer
Samuels, Tim. , Presenter
Alexander Street Press.
British Broadcasting Corporation. , Production company
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