Russia: Baikal soil pollution not critical – watchdog

RIA Novosti: Pollution levels in soil samples taken from the bed of Lake Baikal in the area near a controversial pulp and paper mill are not above the permitted level, Russia's environmental watchdog said on Wednesday. The Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill is the only industrial enterprise that dumps waste water directly into the world's deepest freshwater lake, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In June, the Mir-1 and Mir-2 mini-subs, involved in research in the lake, took samples of soil in ......

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