Bad Drinking Water in a Region with 60.000 Lakes


Fish are dying in the research labs, 4.000 children, women and men are treated for waterborn infections every year.
Nothing is done to implement the plan to improve the quality of drinking water of Karelia – the Russian region bordering Finland. The reporter Nadezhda Mekkieva told a story of lots of warnings from scientists and the smell ... Read More »

Lots of Water, but Dry on Purifying Solutions


Despite Karelia’s reputation as the “land of thousand lakes”, water in the republic is a burning issue. One day the color of water is suspicious, another day chlorine concentration is too high… Municipal authorities don’t have finances for the renovation of the water infrastructure, not to mention establishing subsurface water supply system.
According to the Karelian ... Read More »

Millions for Water Gone Down the Drain


A decade ago, an ambitious and expensive project started in the town of Slantsy in the Leningrad region: The construction of a water-treating facilities complex, which was intended to supply the settlement with drinking water drained from an abandoned shale mine. But after twelve years, the system is not operational and its maintenance requires more and more government ... Read More »


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