In Kamchatka, prosecutors began checking after reports of new pollution of the Avacha Bay water area, where an ecological disaster occurred in 2020. About it informs site of the regional supervisory agency.
“The Kamchatka interdistrict environmental prosecutor’s office, in cooperation with the prosecutor’s office of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, is checking information on the pollution of Avachinskaya bay in the Seroglazka region of the regional capital from the storm sewer, presumably with oil products,” the message says.
Experts from Rosprirodnadzor and the Ministry of Emergency Situations were involved in the inspection. Samples were taken. The prosecutor’s office will assess the actions of officials who are responsible for wastewater disposal facilities.
In September 2020, an ecological disaster occurred in Kamchatka in the water area of Avacha Bay and in several bays. More than 60 people were affected by the pollution of the Pacific Ocean, the shores were littered with dead marine animals. According to the results of the investigation, specialists came to the conclusionthat the cause of the emergency was a natural phenomenon.
Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State University stated that toxic algae were the culprit, which, when abnormally active flowering, causes the so-called “red tides”, which leads to the death of marine organisms, changes in the color and smell of water.
At the same time, employees of the Faculty of Chemistry of Lomonosov Moscow State University found in the water samples of the Avacha Bay the decay products of rocket fuel – heptyl, and the Greenpeace activists – heavy metals and oil components. According to one version, the leakage of pesticides from the Kozelsk test site led to the mass death of marine organisms.