Black Sea desalinizing after Kakhovka dam breach

Black Sea desalinizing after Kakhovka dam breach

As a result of Russian troops blowing up the Kakhovka HPP dam, the process of desalinization began in the Black Sea. Water salinity off the Odesa coast is almost three times below the norm.

That’s according to the State Environmental Inspection, Ukrinform reports.

On June 10, inspectors took seawater samples in three Odesa locations to run the relevant tests, which showed an excess of suspended solids and iron. Salinity was 2.7 times below its normal level.

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As reported, Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka HPP on the night of June 6. Evacuation from flooded areas is underway.

A criminal case has been opened under the "ecocide" article.

The Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, Ruslan Strilets, said the damage to the environment due to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP is already estimated at over UAH 55 billion.

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