Ammonium content in the Ikva River in Rivne region exceeded 163 times
Ammonium content in the Ikva River in Rivne region exceeded 163 times/Ukraine Is
According to the State Environmental Inspectorate, the ammonium content in the Ikva River in the Rivne region has been exceeded by 163 times. This is evidenced by studies of surface water samples.
Water became contaminated due to damage to a tank with mineral fertilizers in the Ternopil region, where fragments of a downed Russian rocket fell.
On April 5, the Ternopil Oblast Police Department reported that fragments of a downed Russian missile damaged tanks with mineral fertilizers, causing chemicals to leak into the Ikva River.
On April 6, residents of the Dubensky district saw dead fish in the river and contacted the hotline of the State Environmental Inspectorate, so experts took water samples at five points in the river.
We took at the entrance to the region, this the villages of Sapanovchik, Bereg and descended along the Ikva almost all the way to Mlinov,” the report says.
A striking excess of any chemical elements has not been registered outside the city of Dubno.
The results of analyzes of water samples from Ikva
According to the results of extensive analyzes, deviations from the norms were shown by water samples at two sampling points:
- ammonium – 163 times near the village of Bereg;
- nitrites – 7 times near the village of Sapanovchik ;
- nitrates – by 49.7 times near the village of Sapanovchik;
- total iron – by 7.4 times near the village of Bereg;
- biological oxygen demand – in 1.9 times near the village of Sapanovchik.
The head of the State Environmental Inspectorate of the Polesye district said that the results were handed over to law enforcement officers.
The State Environmental Inspectorate insists that for a criminal case to be initiated. We also plan to take more water samples this week for control, although we already observe in other services that there is no excess and today there is absolutely no threat, – Piotr Kolodich said.
Local residents are urged to be careful
The State Environmental Inspectorate urged local residents not to water livestock from Ikva and take into account possible unnatural colors and smells of water in the river until the results of control tests are announced.