site.btaNo Pollution along Bulgarian Black Sea Coast in Wake of Nova Kakhovka Dam Incident – Government
According to the data of the enhanced monitoring which the Minister of Environment and Water Julian Popov ordered on June 8 in connection with the incident, no excess pollution levels in the Bulgarian Black Sea coastal area have been recorded following the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam located on the Dnipro River in Ukraine, the Government information service said Saturday.
Bulgaria's Black Sea beaches are clean and safe, the Ministry of Tourism confirmed.
The monitoring tracks the potential impact of the waters along the Dnieper River on the Black Sea. So far, no excesses have been detected for any of the tested indicators - petroleum products, metals, radionuclides caesium-137 and tritium.
Pollution has been established only in the vicinity of Odessa. None has been established in the vicinity of Romania or Moldova, either, after the Ministry of Environment requested official information from the relevant authorities.
The Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine collapsed early Tuesday, June 6, releasing a flood.