Ecology of Peter the Great Bay Got Worse
All water area is polluted with oil products; its concentration is two times higher than pollution standard
VLADIVOSTOK. May 12. VOSTOK MEDIA. – The condition of the Peter the Great Bay’s waters is getting worse. According to monitoring service of the Regional hydrometeorological office the most serious situation is in the Golden Horn Bay and the Diomid, in the Eastern Bosphorus strait and in the Amur Bay. All water area is polluted with oil products; its concentration is two times higher than pollution standard. The press service of Amur affiliate of the Russian World Wild Fund reports that in the bay the level of the heavy metals is too high.
Ecologists reports that the main source of pollution is sewage. As there is no purification plant in Vladivostok 1,5 million tons of sewage is split daily in the Amur Bay. The construction of purification plant began at the end of 1980s, but there was no financial support and it was stopped. Now this project is in APEC 2012 program.
The research of Marine Biology Institute and Pacific Oceanological Institute of the Far Eastern branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences says that the pollution of the Peter the Great Bay is very dangerous not only for sea inhabitants but for people as well. The condition of coastal waters near Vladivostok is not corresponding to sanitary norms.
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