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There is no data of pollution along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastline after Nova Kakhovka disaster, government says

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There are no data of pollution in the region of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastline after the explosion and destruction of Nova Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro river in Ukraine, and the subsequent flooding of the area, the government press service has announced. In connection with the disaster, the Ministry of Environment and Water has enhanced monitoring, tracing the impact on the Black Sea of the waters along the course of the Dnipro. Monitoring data show that, at this time, no excess levels have been ascertained of the indicators monitored – petroleum products, metals, the radionuclides caesium-137 and tritium, the announcement reads.

For now, there is pollution only in the region of Odessa, and the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water has assigned the mathematical modelling of the potential spread of the spill towards the Bulgarian portion of the Black Sea coast. The Ministry of Tourism on its part has confirmed that all Bulgarian Black Sea beaches are ready to respond promptly to any potential emergency.

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