The thriller of fish deaths within the Oder is rising

According to Poland’s Environment Minister Anna Moskwa, samples present a excessive salt content material within the fish. However, the assessments don’t present indicators of mercury poisoning, which is a idea launched in neighboring Germany.

The setting minister’s feedback come a day after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki claimed that “huge amounts of chemical waste” had most likely been dumped within the river. However, he didn’t specify the accusation.

On Saturday, the Minister of the Interior promised a reward of the equal of two.2 million kroner to whoever gives details about who’s behind the poisoning of the river.

Authorities within the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern warned residents on Saturday to not fish within the Oder, or to make use of water from town of Szczecin’s lagoon subsequent to the Baltic Sea, the place the river flows.

Around ten tons of lifeless fish have been picked up from river banks in Poland and Germany.

— The scale of the fish kill is surprising. It is a heavy blow to the Oder, which has nice ecological worth. It will take time earlier than the river recovers, says Environment Minister Axel Vogel within the federal state of Brandenburg.

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