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Level of nitrates in soils exceeds normal after Rivneazot plant explosion

Source : 112 Ukraine

The study was carried out considering the movement of the emission cloud, as 11 spots with an area of ​​100 m2 were tested
15:15, 4 August 2021

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The State Environmental Inspectorate of Ukraine has completed a study of soils after the explosion at the Rivneazot nitrogen plant. This was announced by the head of the Ecoinspectorate Andriy Malovany on Facebook.

It is reported that the samples were taken immediately after the accident, as well as the day after. The study was carried out considering the movement of the emission cloud, as 11 spots with an area of ​​100 m2 were tested.

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According to the results of laboratory studies in most of the selected soil samples recorded an excess of nitrates and ammonium nitrogen compared to background concentrations, especially, near the Rivneazot (500 m northwest of the plant) nitrates contents exceeded 10 times.

Andriy Malovany noted that the excess of indicators in the soil may be the result of unsatisfactory economic activity, as the samples were taken in the agricultural areas.

As it was reported earlier, on July 20, there was an explosion at the Rivneazot nitrogen plant. An orange cloud covered the city. No one was injured.

Related: State Environmental Inspectorate of Ukraine takes soil samples after emergency at chemical plant in Rivne

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