From Monday, June 19, swimming and fishing will be prohibited in Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa regions.
This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Health, Chief Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin, explaining that river and sea water indicators are significantly deteriorating in the region, reports LIGA.net.
"The situation in Odesa region is quite risky, so I urge citizens not to use water bodies, not to buy fish in unspecified places and not to catch fish," he said.
Kuzin emphasized that there is currently no outbreak of infectious diseases related to the consequences of the explosion of the Kakhovskaya HPP. Only seasonal levels of incidence of acute intestinal infections are observed.
Specialists conducted research on more than a thousand samples of drinking water from centralized and decentralized sources, as well as surface water bodies. In addition, devices for rapid analysis of drinking water have been installed, which show the result of the main microbiological indicators of water within 18 hours.
The material said that water from wells, as well as water supplied centrally in the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions, is completely safe both chemically and microbiologically. Individual wells currently pose the greatest threat. Because they were originally flooded and polluted with silt.
"We advise those residents who are returning not to use such water for drinking and cooking," Kuzin said.
He added that water from wells and wells does not meet chemical and microbiological parameters. Local authorities provide residents with drinking water and disinfection tablets.
Kuzin said that after the rescuers pump water from the basements and remove the blockages, they will also clean the wells. Namely, they pump out all the water, wash the walls from mud and disinfect the water.
Earlier EcoPolitic wrote, that due to the undermining of the Kakhovskaya HPP in Nikopolsky and part of Kryvorizky districts Dnipropetrovsk Region was left without water supply.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, near the coast of Odessa, the water of the Black Sea turned into a green liquid due to bloom of algae, namely potentially toxic cyanobacteria.