2 mln fish found dead in Tehran’s Fashafuyeh dam

Iran Materials 23 April 2014 22:33 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, April 23
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

Some 2 million fish are found dead in Tehran province's Fashafuyeh dam due to water pollution.

Reports suggest that the incident has happened because the Vavan housing complex's sewage system goes directly into the lake.

Mohsen Shokati, head of Rey City Environmental Protection Office, said that over 30 tons of fish have been killed in the past few days.

"Previously the housing complex's sewage system poured into the lake through a canal, but now it directly goes to the lake," he noted.

"Vavan housing complex needs a Water treatment facility. The construction work even started, but due to lack of budget the project was halted," Shokati said, adding that the facility is currently 60 per cent complete.

He went on to note that Fashafuye dam's water is being used for agriculture, fish farming, and animal husbandry.