Toxic substances were found in water samples in Kamchatka.

By | October 8, 2020
Toxic substances were found in water samples in Kamchatka.

Permissible concentration of phosphate ions is exceeded almost 11 times, phenol – almost three times, and iron – almost seven times.
In water samples for the content of pollutants in Kamchatka, there was recorded an excess of the permissible concentration of iron, phenol, and phosphate ions. This was reported by the press-service of the Ministry of Natural Resources on Thursday, October 8.

“Phosphate ions exceeded 10.8 times, general iron – 6.7 times, general phenol – 2.9 times in the analyzed samples,” it was reported.

Rosprirodnadzor claims that the excesses were recorded not only in Avacha Gulf but also in the nearby rivers: Taenka, Khalaktyrka, Brick.

Previously, experts have already identified excesses of the permissible content of phenol and petroleum products in the coastal zone in the area of Khalaktyrsky beach in Kamchatka. Then pollution was detected in three more water areas of Avacha Gulf, and the facts of the death of sea creatures were revealed in the Great and Small Camp Bays, as well as Babya Bay.

Earlier it was reported that animals died in Kamchatka due to an oil spill. The international environmental organization Greenpeace called it an “environmental disaster” and demanded to investigate the incident.