The Nation: Partners in Pollution

If there were any lingering doubts about whether the Soviet Union had developed a technologically advanced society on a plane similar to that of the U.S., they were dispelled last week. Representatives of both nations signed an agreement to undertake 30 joint scientific projects aimed at combatting mutual environmental problems. The U.S.S.R., it seems, is getting to be as dirty as the U.S.

Under the highly specific agreement, Soviet scientists will help American experts probe the air-pollution problems of St. Louis and then do the same in Leningrad. The water pollution of Lake...

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