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Chemical Week, 3 November 1999
UN Finds Yugoslav Pollution Hotspots

A study sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program has identified four pollution hotspots in Yugoslavia, resulting from NATO's bombing campaign, that it says require immediate remediation. It includes the area surrounding the petrochemical complex at Pancevo, where the soil and groundwater is contaminated with 112-dichloroethane, mercury, and dioxins from the burning of oil and vinyl chloride monomer. Dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls were released at Kragujevac, where a car factory and paint shop were bombed.

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