Environmental impact of the war. Case study: Kosovo conflict of 1999

Bauer Aleksandra (2018) Environmental impact of the war. Case study: Kosovo conflict of 1999. Prosperitas, 2018 (4). pp. 25-35. ISSN 2064-759X

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Abstract

Technological advancements have enabled humans to transform the world and adapt it to their needs. Unfortunately, the large number of conflicts in the previous century showed that those modifications are not always to the benefit of the people. NATO intervention in Serbia in 1999 was waged to the detriment of the environment and health of local population. NATO air strikes hit industrial plants resulting in soil, water and air pollution, furthermore, their military arsenal contained Depleted Uranium (DU), a heavy metal used for military purposes that has low radioactivity levels. It is assumed that DU causes chronic diseases and contaminates nature.

Tudományterület / tudományág

műszaki tudományok > bio-, környezet- és vegyészmérnöki tudományok

Faculty

Pénzügyi és Számviteli Kar

Institution

Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: environment, conflict, depleted uranium, Yugoslavia, NATO intervention
Depositing User: Eszenyi-Bakos Kinga
Date Deposited: 2019. Oct. 08. 08:22
Last Modified: 2019. Oct. 08. 08:22
URI: http://publikaciotar.repozitorium.uni-bge.hu/id/eprint/1523

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