The Mariupol city council warned the world of the environmental danger. The Sea of Azov, on which the city stands, may die completely. All inhabitants of the sea are in difficult conditions and are at a high risk of death. The main reason is the war, the bombardment of the large metallurgical plant Azovstal. There are civilians at the factory who need shelter from rocket and ground attacks. Also, Azovstal became the last combat position of the Ukrainian defenders of the Azov regiment. The Russian occupiers have not yet been able to capture this territory, so they are destroying factory buildings around the clock.
The Russian military may have damaged tanks with hydrogen sulfide. Toxic gas has a level 3 hazard. Hydrogen sulfide causes nausea in humans and can quickly kill even a healthy person. Large concentrations of the substance contribute to the paralysis of olfactory nerves, so complete poisoning (dizziness, nausea, pulmonary edema, and death) is inevitable.
The lethal material could have leaked out of a damaged reservoir in Azovstal and hit the sea. Note that the occupiers have already destroyed the city sewer and all biological waste is already flowing into the open sea. Also, we should not overlook the fact that the Azov Sea is the north-eastern bay of the Black Sea. The risk of ecosystem collapse, therefore, extends to two seas at once.
Ukrainian experts can not check the state of hydrogen sulfide and its preservation in barrels due to Russian shelling. Therefore, the mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boichenko called on the Russian authorities and the world community to pay attention to this problem, create a safe regime, and admit experts from the UN to the territory of Azovatal.
Let us recall that earlier we reported on the mass deaths of dolphins in the Black Sea.