No excess of concentration limit of toxic substances in Ros River

Source : 112 Ukraine

There is no threat for citizens of the river basin area, - Civilian Defense of the State Emergency Service
19:37, 10 June 2019


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The excess of the concentration limit of the toxic substances was not observed in Ros River, as reported, citing Director of Civilian Defense of teh State Emergency Service Oleksandr Leshchenko.

“The control over the water quality was set as it is taken from Ros River for the provision of the drinking water supply. The bodies, which exercise the state oversight and control of drinking water quality, in particular, the State Service on Food Safety and representatives and lab centers of Healthcare Ministry held the previous lab analysis… According to the preliminary analyses, the excess of the concentration limit of the toxic substances was not observed in Ros River,” Leshchenko stated.

According to him, the results of more detailed analysis of the water will be revealed soon. Leshchenko noted that local bodies of the executive branch and bodies of the self-government provided the proper services on the provision of the local citizens with drinking water.

Related: Chemical spill in Ros River: No signs of aquatic bioresources death

According to Director of Ukrainian Scientific Research Hydrometeorological Institute Volodymyr Osadchy, 860 liters of insecticides were spilled in Ros River. Only 10 kilos of the substances could get into Ros River due to the dissolution and adsorption.

He added that there is no threat for the citizens of Ros river basin, as there is no reason for closing the Bila Tserkva storage. According to his prediction, the samples of water will not show any presence of chemicals up to the evening of June 11.

As it was reported an accident occurred in the Zbarzhevka village of Vinnytsia region. During the transportation of an unknown agricultural chemical, the car fell into a tributary of the Ros River. 

Related: Chemical spill in Ros River: Herbicides do not affect water condition

The police opened three criminal cases due to this incident. According to Chairman of Kyiv Regional State Administration Oleksandr Tereshchuk, the chemical did not influence on the state of water in river. However, the commission on human-generated environmental disasters and emergency restricted the swimming and fishing in the water for 10 days. The expertise of water continues.


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