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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Polesie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Polesie is a marshy region lining the Pripyat River in Southern Belarus (Brest, Pinsk, Kalinkavichy, Homel), Northern Ukraine (in the Volyn, Rivne, Zhytomyr, Kiev, and Chernihiv Oblasts), and partly in Poland (Lublin) and Russia (Bryansk).
Pinsk (Belarusian: Пінск), a town in Belarus, in the province of Palesse, travesed by the river Pripet, at the confluence of the Strumen and Pina rivers.
Notable tributaries of the Pripyat are the Horyn (Goryn), Stokhod (Stokhod, Stokhid), Styr, Ptyč, Jasielda (Jasolda) rivers.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Polesie   (1163 words)

  
 Pripyat River - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Pripyat River (Ukrainian: Прип'ять, Prýp"yat'; Belarusian: Прыпяць, Prýpyats'; Polish Prypeć) is a river in Eastern Europe, of approximately 710 km (440 mi.) length.
The Pripyat passes through the 30-kilometer zone around the Chernobyl reactor, where the catastrophic nuclear accident happened.
The city of Pripyat, Ukraine (population 45,000) was completely evacuated after the Chernobyl accident.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Pripyat_river   (120 words)

  
  Pilot Project on Transboundary Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Pripyat River catchment area occupies the central part of the Polessia lowland lying mainly in Belarus, and is the main river in the lowland.
Use of the Pripyat River is for water supply for towns and cities lying adjacent to it, for industrial water supply to the oil processing plant, and for cooling water for nuclear power stations at Chernobyl and Kuznetsovsk, on the Styr tributary of the river.
River transport used to be important, with the Bug-Dneiper canal providing a major international route using a large stretch of the Pripyat, but traffic volumes have fallen dramatically since the break-up of the Soviet Union.
www.jointrivers.org /eng/project/ecwa.php   (3702 words)

  
 Pripyat River - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Pripyat River (Ukrainian: Прип’ять, Pryp”yat’; Belarusian: Прыпяць, Prypiać; Polish: Prypeć) is a river in Eastern Europe, of approximately 710 km (441 mi.) length.
The Pripyat passes through the thirty-kilometer zone around the Chernobyl reactor, where the nuclear disaster happened.
Pripyat River, See also, External links, Rivers of Belarus, Rivers of Ukraine and Chernobyl disaster.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Pripyat_River   (239 words)

  
 Pripyat River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pripyat River (Ukrainian: Прип’ять, Pryp”yat’; Belarusian: Прыпяць, Prypyac’; Polish: Prypeć) is a river in Eastern Europe, of approximately 710 km (441 mi.) length.
The Pripyat passes through the thirty-kilometer zone around the Chernobyl reactor, where the nuclear disaster happened.
The concentration of caesium-137 is still increasing in dredges and has not been reduced in the river sediments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pripyat_River   (210 words)

  
 Pripyat. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Navigable below Pinsk, it is connected by canals with the Western Bug River (forming part of the Vistula-Dnieper waterway) and with the Neman River.
The Pripyat Marshes are a forested, swampy area (c.38,000 sq mi/98,400 sq km) extending along the Pripyat River and its tributaries from Brest in the west to Mogilev in the northeast and Kiev in the southeast.
With a dense network of rivers, lakes, and canals, the marshes are largely coextensive with the Polesye lowland.
www.bartleby.com /65/pr/Pripyat.html   (193 words)

  
 Dnieper River Encyclopedia Article @ RiverLocale.com (River Locale)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The river is mentioned by the Ancient Greek historian Herodotus in the fifth century BC as Borysthenes (Βορυσθένης) ; the late Greek and Roman authors called it Δαναπρις - Danapris and Danaper respectively, Δανα in Old Persian mean river.
The Dnieper river is important for the transport and economy of Ukraine: the river's reservoirs have all been equipped with large ship locks, allowing vessels of up to 270×18 metres to access even the port of Kiev and thus creating a perfect transport corridor.
The river is used by passenger vessels too: inland cruises on the rivers Danube and Dnieper have been a growing market in recent decades.
www.riverlocale.com /encyclopedia/Dnieper_River   (860 words)

  
 Pripyat River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Pripyat River (Belarusian :Пры́пяць) is a river in Eastern Europe, of approximately 440 miles (710 km).
The Pripyat passes through the 30 kilometer zone around the Chornobyl reactor,where the catastrophic nuclear accident happened.
The city of Pripyat, Ukraine (population: 45,000) wascompletely evacuated after the Chornobyl disaster.
spanish.therfcc.org /pripyat-river-68560.html   (94 words)

  
 Polesie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The two rivers are connected by the Dnepr-Bug canal, built during the reign of Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last king of Poland.
Among the numerous tributaries of the Pripyat are worthwhile mentioning the Horyn (Goryn), Stokhod(Stokhod, Stokhid), Styr, Ptich(Ptycz), Yasielda (Jasolda) rivers.
The lagest towns in the Pripyat basin are Pinsk, Stolin, Davyd-Gorodok.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/p/po/polesie.html   (209 words)

  
 Sample RIS -- Belarus, Mid-Pripyat State Landscape Zakaznik, 2001
The Pripyat river is the main waterway of the Polesie Lowland.
The Pripyat river is the main waterway of the large Polesie region.
Modern condition of flora and fauna of the Pripyat floodplain was studied during development of a background for establishment of National Landscape Zakaznik "Mid-Pripyat", as well as in preparation of description of the Pripyat floodplain according to Ramsar criteria.
www.ramsar.org /ris/ris_belarus_pripyat.htm   (6449 words)

  
 Russian Topography
Its tributaries include the Berezina, the Pripyat, and the Inhulets from the west and the Sozh, the Desna, the Orel, and the Samara from the east.
The Pripyat Marshes are a forested, swampy area of 38,000sq miles (98,400sq km) extending along the Pripyat River.
Streams and even major rivers froze solid for months at a time, to such an extent that vehicles were able to cross and in one case a rail line was laid across the Dnepr River to help supply the German 6th Army engaged in fighting east of the river.
www.theeasternfront.co.uk /russiantopography.htm   (2841 words)

  
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River basin management capacity both at the level o f individual countries and at the regional level would be strengthened, and wider global benefits would accrue to the basin countries as well as those of the Black Sea, an important international water body significantly impacted by human activities withi n the Dnieper River basin.
Of particular note are the two reactors still operating at Chernobyl on the Pripyat River, and an additional six react ors in the Zaporozhskaya atomic energy station on the mid reaches of the Dnieper itself.
In one area, the lowland-wetland complex of the Pripyat river covers thousa nds of acres, provides valuable habitat for flora and fauna, and is a major migratory route for birds of passage.
www.gefweb.org /wprogram/mar98/undp/dnieper/dnipbre1.doc   (10130 words)

  
 Search Results for "Pripyat"
Pripyat Marshes and at the confluence of the Pina and Pripyat rivers.
A port on the Pina River (part of the Dnieper-Buh waterway), it has long been a noted water...
Pripyat and Western Bug rivers in an area of forests, lakes, and marshlands.
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/65search?query=Pripyat   (212 words)

  
 Water Report 15
The nuclear accident occurred in April 1986 and 70% of the radiation is estimated to have fallen on Belarus, as prevailing winds carried the heaviest radioactive releases into Belarus.
The Dnepr River rises in the Russian Federation and enters Belarus in the northeast.
The largest tributary of the Dnepr within Belarus is the Pripyat, which rises in Ukraine, enters the country in the south, flows east and leaves the country again in the southeast to flow into the Dnepr within Ukraine.
www.fao.org /docrep/W6240E/w6240e08.htm   (2345 words)

  
 Pripyat - Encyclopedia.com
Prypeć, river, c.440 mi (710 km) long, rising NW of Kovel, NW Ukraine, near the Polish border, and flowing generally E through the Pripyat Marshes, S Belarus, into the Dnieper River in NE Ukraine.
Once a thriving community of 45,000, Pripyat was the city nearest Chernobyl's Unit 4 when the reactor exploded on April 26,1986.
It was in Pripyat that residents awoke in the early morning...
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Pripyat.html   (1075 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Pinsk Marshes
The Pinsk Marshes (Пинские болота) or Pripyat Marshes (Pripet Marshes, Припятские болота) are a vast territory of wetlands along the Pripyat River and its tributaries from Brest, Belarus (west) to Mogilev (northeast) and Kiev (southeast).
The relative sparsity of human population in the area, combined with the ready availability of water, was a key factor in the decision to build the ill-fated Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the marshes in 1970.
The city of Pripyat was constructed nearby to house the plant's workers.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Prypec_Marshes   (416 words)

  
 Belovezhskaya Pushcha - XXI Century | Book1 | Problems of river preservation
The Narev River originates in the Support (Buffer) Zone of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha, very close to the head of the Yasselda - the left tributary of the Pripyat River, where historically the exchange of fauna and flora complexes between the Baltic and the Black Sea basins have most probably taken place.
The rivers of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha are, moreover, the chief factor in determining the level of ground waters in the territory of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha forest tracts.
The Narev River hydrological regime and that of its right-bank tributaries have suffered greatly, and by 1999, this had resulted in material changes to the flora and fauna of the rivers in question.
bp21.org.by /en/books/reki.html   (807 words)

  
 Ramsar Sites Database
The site consists of the 120 km section of the Pripyat River floodplain which is located between the mouth of the Yaselda River and the mouth of the Stviga River.
The valley of the Pripyat River covers the central part of the Polesye lowland.
The Pripyat River is the main waterway of this large region and it is responsible for the hydrological balance over a large area.
www.wetlands.org /RSIS/_COP9Directory/Directory/3BY002.html   (968 words)

  
 3.3 Ecological Status of the Basin
Given that the Dnipro River flow is greatly affected by various human activities, mainly concentrated in the Lower Dnipro Basin, assessment of global climatic changes and their impact on water resource needs to be based on data collected in the relatively undisturbed upper river stretches.
In the Pripyat River Basin, benthic fauna development is mainly affected by natural factors (soil properties and hydrological regime), while the effect of anthropogenic factors is minor.
River water samples analysed for toxicity in the field were found to contain no toxic substances at detectable levels, whereas chronic toxic effects were found in the laboratory.
gp-info.forest.ru /dnipro/html/eng/chart/chart3.3.htm   (4278 words)

  
 River Systems of the World
River water is diverted for agricultural irrigation, industry, hygiene, and related uses.
Where possible, diverted water may be returned to the river clean and near the point of diversion; specifically, some municipal water supplies treat their sewage and return fairly clean water to the river.
Most rivers are not so lucky: either the water comes back contaminated with pollutants, or not at all.
www.rev.net /~aloe/river   (474 words)

  
 Chapter VII Potential residual risks - Chernobyl: Assessment of Radiological and Health Impact
In that area the upper unconfined aquifer is contaminated every-where with 90Sr to levels exceeding 4 Bq/L. Caesium and plutonium are less mobile and contamination from these elements is confined to the immedi-ate vicinity of the disposal trenches.
The relative mobility of the 90Sr is especially important in that, from the closest trenches, it might reach the Pripyat River in 10 to 20 years.
Although it was previously felt that, radioelements could spread to the Pripyat river and down stream to the Black see, this has not occurred.
www.nea.fr /html/rp/chernobyl/c07.html   (1966 words)

  
 GEF in Belarus | Focal Areas | Biodiversity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Pripyat river basin is a key ecological and landscape element of the Polesie and its main waterway.
The Mid Pripyat Reserve is the most valuable part of the Pripyat river, which is the last unregulated lowland river system of its size in the European continent and constitutes a prime example of the complete range of Central European riverine
The overall objective of the project is to secure conservation of globally important biodiversity and sustainable use of wetlands in the Pripyat river floodplain and adjacent areas in Belarus and Ukraine through integrated wetland management, environmentally sound nature use, and transborder cooperation.
gef.un.minsk.by /BiodiversityProject1.html   (1270 words)

  
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The proposed Dnieper River Basin P r ogramme would work towards enabling the three riparian countries to implement the principles of coordination and cooperation stipulated by the agreement signed in 1992 by the governments of the republics of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.
Of part i cular note are the two reactors still operating at Chernobyl on the Pripyat River, and an additional six reactors in the Zaporozhskaya atomic energy station on the mid reaches of the Dnieper itself.
The SAP will focus on the ecosystems (rivers, lakes, aquifers and wetlands) and the complex regional biodiversity of an international river draining to the severely degraded Black Sea and will invol ve international, national, and local governmental institutions, industries, and agricultural communities, all of which are essential players in sound river basin management.
www.gefweb.org /WPROGRAM/iw_reg.doc   (7440 words)

  
 Dnieper River information - Search.com
The river is mentioned by the Ancient Greek historian Herodotus in the fifth century BC as Borysthenes; the late Greek and Roman authors called it Danapris and Danaper respectively.
The Dnieper river is important for the transport and economy of Ukraine: the river's reservoirs have all been equipped with large ship locks, allowing vessels of up to 270×18 metres to access even the port of Kiev and thus creating a perfect transport corridor.
The river is used by passenger vessels too: inland cruises on the rivers Danube and Dnieper have been a growing market in recent decades.
www.search.com /reference/Dnieper_River   (566 words)

  
 Pripyat River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Pripyat River (Ukrainian: Прип’ять, Pryp”yat’; Belarusian: Прыпяць, Prypyac’; Polish: Prypeć) is a river in Eastern Europe, of approximately 710 km (441 mi.) length.
The Pripyat passes through the thirty-kilometer zone around the Chernobyl reactor, where the nuclear disaster happened.
The concentration of caesium-137 is; still increasing in dredges and has not been reduced in the river sediments.
www.e-tv.co.za /p/r/i/Pripyat_River_32a0.html   (217 words)

  
 Pripyat Ukraine, Pripyat River, Pripyat... - Publications. Materials about: Pripyat, Chernobyl accident
Ukrainian Prypyat (оПХ́О'ЪРЭ), Russian Pripyat (оПХ́ОЪРЭ), abandoned city located in the north of Ukraine, near the Belarus border.
Pripyat RiverThe Pripyat River (Ukrainian: Pryp'yat' Belarusian: Prypyats Polish Prypec is a river in Eastern Europe, of approximately 440 miles (710 km).
Pripyat, UkraineUkrainian Prypyat, Russian Pripyat, abandoned city located in the north of Ukraine, near the Belarus border.
www.pripyat.com /en/publications/2005/06/06/176.html   (321 words)

  
 ESA Portal - Monitoring Chernobyl’s radioactive floods
Radioactive dust covers the area around the nuclear plant which exploded in 1986, and debris from the clean-up is isolated in earthen bunkers.
Presenting their results at the ERS - Envisat Symposium, organised by the Europan Space Agency (ESA) in Gothenburg, Ukrainian scientists explained how they are using ESA satellite images to monitor flooding which threatens the 10 million people living in the Dnieper basin with radioactive contamination.
The area around Chernobyl is regularly threatened by Spring floods, as the snows of the winter melt and water rushes through hundreds of tributaries towards the two great rivers.
www.esa.int /esaCP/GGGJKT8RVDC_index_0.html   (478 words)

  
 Discovery Channel - Battle of Chernobyl
The town is located in the north of Ukraine, 15 km from the border with Belarus.
It is in the region of Kiev, close to where the Pripyat River flows into the Kiev reservoir of the Dnepr.
The nuclear power station, located on the edge of the Pripyat River 20 km out of town, was built between 1971 and 1977 and was Ukraine’s first nuclear power plant.
www.discoverychannel.com.au /chernobyl/chernobyl_today/index.shtml   (580 words)

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