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Aftermath of Kakhovka HPP explosion: 30% of water samples in three regions do not meet the standards

Monday, 19 June 2023, 19:00
Aftermath of Kakhovka HPP explosion: 30% of water samples in three regions do not meet the standards
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Over 30% of the water samples taken in reservoirs of Kherson, Odesa, and Mykolaiv oblasts do not meet hygienic standards.

Source: Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Quote: "In water bodies of Kherson, Odesa, and Mykolaiv oblasts, individual indicators significantly exceed the established hygienic and sanitary standards. At least 30% of water samples taken from surface reservoirs and recreation areas do not meet hygienic standards (185 out of 579 samples)."

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Details: The most dangerous situation is in Odesa Oblast, where the most significant and constant exceedances of sanitary-chemical, microbiological and toxicological indicators have been recorded.

The greatest danger is salmonella, rotavirus, eggs and larvae of helminths, E. coli.

The Ministry of Health calls on citizens to take responsibility for their own health and not to swim in the water bodies of the above-mentioned regions.

Fishing in these areas and the collection of dead fish in places of fish kills are also strictly prohibited.

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