Dnieper River “Dying” Due to Pollution, Low Water Levels

4 Oct 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KYIV, Ukraine

The Dnieper River -- which flows through Russia, Belarus and Ukraine to the Black Sea -- is “dying” due to pollution and excessive water extraction, according to Ukrainian environmentalists.Dropping water levels and dumping of untreated industrial wastewater and sewage into the river have led to algae growth and fish deaths in the river, local news outlet Channel 24 reported.The report quoted environmentalists as saying an insufficient number of treatment plants and the small fines imposed on polluting companies are contributing to the problem.So is development of the coastal strip, where dredging has caused shallowing of the Dnieper and its tributaries, they said...

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