Problems of Soil Renovation on Former Military Sites in Lithuania

  • G. Ignatavičius
  • P. Baltrėnas
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 19)


The Soviet army left Lithuania in 1993. At that time they abandoned approximately 500 military installations including 277 Soviet military bases on which 462 military units had been housed [1]. The military sites occupied 67662 ha, or 1.04% of Lithuania’s total land area. Only a fraction of this territory (16.7%) was needed to satisfy Lithuanian military needs. The rest has been transferred to civilian use.


Pollution Source Cleanup Work Military Installation Soil Renovation Military Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ignatavičius
    • 1
  • P. Baltrėnas
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Protection DepartmentVilnius Gediminas Technical UniversityVilniusLithuania

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