The final report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Center for Human Settlements Balkans Task Force (BTF)(Also discussed in the August 4, 1999, Scout Report for Science & Engineering
) on the environmental impact of NATO's bombing campaign in Yugoslavia was released yesterday. The report finds that the heaviest pollution is confined to industrial cities, four of which it identifies as "hot spots" in need of immediate attention. More on these "hot spots" can be found at the UNEP page. The BTF report itself is offered in .pdf format and contains an introduction, chronology of the Kosovo conflict, analysis of the state of the environment in Yugoslavia before and after the conflict, and recommendations. A number of maps and photos are included, which can also be accessed from the main page.
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