21:20 10 Jun 2023

Inhulets River in Kherson region exceeds permissible levels of harmful substances after Kakhovka dam destruction – ecologists

Ukrainian ecologists discovered harmful substances exceeding the permissible level in the Inhulets River in Ukraine's southern Kherson region.

The regional military administration reported this, citing the data of  Ukraine's State Environmental Inspectorate, which recorded the change after Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka dam, leading to flooding.

According to the results of laboratory tests conducted on June 9, there is an excess concentration of ammonium nitrogen, total iron, and suspended solids, as well as the content of dry residue, which is explained by the river's natural environment.

Environmentalists also note that, compared to June 8, the indicators of the mentioned substances have slightly decreased.

At the same time, they note that in the Dnipro-Buzka estuary, the water indicators are within the limit of permissible concentrations.


As Rubryka reported, on the night of June 6, Russian invaders blew up the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP), located a few kilometers from the temporarily occupied city of Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region.

One hundred sixty thousand birds and more than 20,000 wild animals have been under threat of death due to Russia's destruction of the Kakhovka plant.

According to the estimates of the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Mykola Solskyi, farmers will not be able to fully use 1-1.5 million hectares of agricultural land due to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP.

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