Pollution
Humain
Environnement
Economique

Children from 3 southern Ukraine villages (CHAUSOVO, MICHURINO and PIDGIRYE) were hospitalised following pollution of soil by nitrates and nitrites causing redness, sleepiness, loss of appetite and vision disorder. The children of a 4th village (BOLESLAVCHYK) may have been evacuated the same way. 330 people including 170 children were hospitalised in three weeks. The governor of Ukraine set up a special enquiry committee to identify the reasons behind the events.