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Georgia and Armenia are polluting the Kura River

2012-08-27 13:51

Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan has announced the results of the monitoring of pollution of trans boundary rivers of Kura and Araz and transboundary tributaries, conducted in mid-August. This was reported by the Trend referring to the press service of the ministry.


In the second ten-day period of August the water flow in the Kura River, compared to the first half of August, increased by 5.7 cubic meters per second and amounted 80.2 cubic meters per second. According to the results of the monitoring, at the site of the Kura River, which are being polluted by Georgia and Armenia, the content of biogenic substances exceeded the norm few times.

Also, the rate of specific pollutants - copper compounds and phenols - exceeded the norm several times, the reported. On the section of the Kura River "Shikhli-2" and in the reservoir "Agstafachay", the content of phenols exceeded the maximum permissible concentration (MPC) three times, and copper compounds - twice. On the section Agstafachay, phenols exceeded the MPC twice, and copper compounds - three times.

On the section of the Aras River "Horadiz", phenols exceeded the MPC three times, copper compounds - twice; on the section "Bahramtepe", phenols exceeded the MPC two times, copper compounds - three times; on the section "Shahseven-1", copper compounds exceeded the norm three times, and phenols - four times.


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