Black Sea Pollution Monitoring

by Meifan Honcharuk
Thursday, June 22, 2023
Black Sea Pollution Monitoring

Ukraine and Romania will exchange information on the state of the sea, which was polluted as a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka HPS

On June 6, Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka dam. 18 billion m³ of water from the Kakhovka reservoir spilt over nearly 90 nearby settlements: it drowned people and animals, destroyed warehouses with technical waste, demolished houses and washed corpses from the ground. All this water with poisons and gasoline went down the Dnipro, then to the Black and Azov seas. Pieces of furniture and carcasses of animals from Ukraine have already begun to be brought to the shores of Romania and Bulgaria.

The Minister of environmental protection and natural resources of Ukraine held talks with his colleague from Romania, Mircea Fecet. The parties concluded that the consequences of this crime against Ukraine will affect all countries with access to the Black (to a greater extent) and Azov (to a lesser extent) seas.

The Ministers agreed to monitor the seas, record pollution and exchange information on the state of the water area daily. This will help to unite efforts for further activities beneficial to nature and the environment.

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