In Kharkiv region, prosecutors have submitted to the Lozova court an indictment against the former director of a state-owned agricultural enterprise for contaminating the farm's land with cow manure, which created a danger to the environment.
The defendant organized the removal of waste to the territory of the same farm without any permits, which caused large-scale pollution, the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reports.
It is noted that the manure has been systematically exported since 2018 on the instructions of the head of the dairy farm.
"Storage and removal of waste in unauthorized places has led to the contamination and clogging of part of the land used by the enterprise with harmful substances and, as a result, the impossibility of its use for its intended purpose," the report says.
The press service said that eco-inspectors examined soil samples from the farm and found excess content:
- ammonium – 2.2 times;
- nitrates – 2.5 times;
- phosphorus – 2.6 times.
They calculated almost 1.7 million hryvnias of damage.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that residents of Okhtyrka, in Sumy Oblast, complained about the discharge of probably untreated liquid waste from the Bogodukhiv meat processing plant into Lake Ignatenkovo.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, in Volyn, the director of a meat processing plant from the Volodymyr district, who organized the discharge of waste from animal carcasses in a forest strip near the village of Ozyutychi, will be tried.