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Chemicals polluted village wells in Transcarpathia

Katerina Belousova

The local authorities did not notify the State Inspectorate about the emergency

In Zakarpattia, in the village of Kaliny, Tyachiv district, impurities of unknown chemical substances got into underground water, namely wells and wells.

The State Environmental Inspection in Zakarpattia Oblast reports on the extraordinary man-made situation on Facebook.

It is noted that environmental inspectors are currently determining the amount of damage caused to the state as a result of groundwater pollution. The probable cause of the pollution was the leakage of chemicals from the gas station, where reconstruction is being carried out. Also, experts establish other probable causes of pollution.

"For some reason, the local authorities did not notify the State Inspectorate about the emergency situation in the community," the press service said.

The message added that the eco-inspectors will hand over the case materials to the prosecutor's office for further action. The regional commission for technogenic and ecological safety and emergency situations (TEB and Emergency Situations) will also be notified about the emergency event to convene a meeting.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that in February in Kharkiv Oblast, in the villages of Verhnya and Nizhnya Ozeryana, water in households became yellow and sticky, its surface was covered with an oily film, and the water itself acquired an unpleasant smell. Due to gas extraction, the water in the lake and wells was contaminated with oil products (11.8 times more) and iron (37.7 times). In May, the State Geology and Subsoil Service of Ukraine suspended for 5 years the validity of a special permit for the extraction of gas and condensate of PJSC "Ukrgazvydobutok" on the territory of the community.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, in the Rivne region, an excess of nitrates was found in 30% of wells, as well as non-compliance with the standard requirements in about 15% of water samples from centralized networks and non-compliance with microbiological indicators in 5%.

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