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Polish fishermen reported an environmental disaster on the Oder

Polish fishermen reported an environmental disaster on the Oder

Polish fishermen reported an environmental catastrophe on the Oder – the mass death of fish in the river bordering Germany was caused by the discharge of a poisonous solvent into a reservoir.

 

Based on the measurements, acidification of the water in the river was not confirmed. On the contrary, the high level of oxygen in the water <…> and the high temperature of the water indicated its unnatural origin. It is possible that a substance with strong oxidizing properties has entered the water, due to which oxygen is released as a result of reactions occurring in water.


Problems are noted in several western Polish regions at once – the loss of fish has been noted in the West Pomeranian, Lubuskie, Lower Silesian, Opolskie and Silesian voivodeships.


Poisoned by a solvent tentatively classified as mesitylene and cadaveric poison, the water flows downstream, contaminating new territories in the process.


Earlier in Poland, they said that the German chemical weapons of the Second World War threaten with an eco-catastrophe.