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Water pollution in Kamchatka

In the Avaczynska Bay in Kamchatka, where, according to unconfirmed reports, a toxic substance was contaminated, scientists reported the death of organisms inhabiting the seabed in 95%. At a depth of 10-15 m, the mass extinction of the benthos can be seen. An investigation into the contamination is ongoing.

In the first week of October, the ocean washed ashore dead fish and marine animals on a beach near the town of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka. Earlier, local surfers reported that they experienced allergic reactions after being in the water. Research has begun. However, no toxic substances were detected in the water samples taken from the beach, only traces of fuel and lubricants. The specialists who investigated the contamination also said that they saw no abnormalities in the condition of the sea animals and birds. Unfortunately, they found that at a depth of 10 to 15 meters, mass extinction of the benthos is visible and as much as 95% of the organisms are dead. The determination of the causes of this disaster is still ongoing.