TASS: an increase in «Chernobyl» substances was recorded in the «Ukrainian» zone of the Black Sea
Scientists of the Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Sevastopol) after 2014 year recorded an increase in the concentrations of radionuclides similar to substances from the Chernobyl zone in the areas of the Black and Azov Seas adjacent to the Ukrainian coast, which could be due to the blocking of the North Crimean Canal. This is reported by TASS.
In the northwestern Sea of Azov, an increase in the concentration of radionuclides was recorded, in the Karkinitsky Bay. These substances got there, presumably, together with the Dnieper water, passing by gravity through the Kherson region due to the blocking of the channel , — said Mirzoeva.
2014 She explained that such substances can enter the Dnieper from the Chernobyl zone, because one of the Dnieper tributaries, the Pripyat River, flows through it. Until the 2014 year, the main body of water flowed into the Black Sea off the coast of Crimea, passing through the North Crimean Canal, but after it was blocked by Ukraine, the water began to flow by gravity through the Kherson region.
Earlier, Mirzoyeva reported that the specialists of the InBYuM conducted an expedition to the canal after water from the Dnieper again began to flow there, and within the next few weeks they should assess the content of radionuclides, chemicals, and microorganisms in it.