Samples From Contaminated Areas In Kamchatka Sent To Vladivostok For Study – Far Eastern Federal University

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Far Eastern Federal University

The spokesperson told Sputnik that the first batch of water, soil and aquatic biological samples collected from the contaminated area of ​​the Kamchatka region in the Russian Far East have been sent to the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) headquartered in Vladivostok. ) And added that the first batch of results may be ready next week.

The spokesperson said: “Scientists from the Far Eastern Federal University today received samples of water, soil and aquatic organisms collected from contaminated areas on the Kamchatka Peninsula. The analysis will be carried out by the FEFU Ecological Biotechnology Laboratory.”

He added that the results may be ready next week.

Vladimir Solodov, Governor of Kamchatka California, told Sputnik earlier on Thursday that with the pollution of coastal waters, local authorities have begun to establish environmental monitoring systems in the area. .

In late September, surfers observed a change in water color on Khalaktyrsky Beach in Avacha Bay on Kamchatka Peninsula and complained that it caused skin rashes and eye swelling.

According to the region’s Ministry of Environment, dead sea animals littered the beaches, and dead sea animals were also found in Malaya and Bolshaya Lagernaya Bay and Babya Bay. The ministry also recorded increases in petroleum products and phenol content.

Later, Dmitry Kobylkin, head of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, stated that no chemical reagents were detected, but it did confirm a slight increase in phosphate and iron.

While the investigation is underway, the Russian Commission of Inquiry has filed criminal proceedings. However, the cause of the incident is still unknown. The authorities are investigating three possible causes of pollution: man-made pollution, natural phenomena and seismic activity. At the same time, according to local authorities, the environmental conditions along the Kamchatka Peninsula are gradually improving.

 

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Last Updated on 10/08/2020

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