Ecology Ministry: Pollution in Azerbaijani transboundary rivers exceeds norm
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 2 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
The Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry held a monitoring to study the level of pollution of transboundary over the third ten days of December.
According to the monitoring, the water waste in the Kur River transbordering with Armenia was 107 cubic meters per minute with a decrease of 6cubic meters per minute.
The ministry revealed out that the level of pollution the Kur and Araz Rivers by Georgia and Armenia exceeded the norm. Amount of nutrients in the waters of the Kur exceeds the norm numerously due flow of domestic and industrial wastes from Georgia and Armenia to water facilities without preliminary treatment. Composition of specific contaminants of phenol and copper compounds exceeded the allowed density norm in water.
In the Shikhly-2 area content of phenols and copper compounds exceeded the allowed density by 3 times. Content of phenols exceeded the allowed density by 4 times and copper by 3 times in the Agstafachay area and 6 times and 2 times, respectively, in Agstafachay reservoir.
The water waste in the Araz River was 27.6 cubic meters per minute
Content of copper in the water exceeded the allowed density by 3 times and phenols by 4 times in Horadiz section of the Araz River. Content of phenols exceeded the allowed density by 4 times and copper by 2 times the Shahsevan I, and 3 times and 2 times, respectively, in Bahramtapa.
The oxygen regime of the water was 5.92-6.25 milligram per liter in all areas and changed within sanitary norm.
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