All federal and regional ministries are dealing with the problem of water pollution and the mass death of marine animals in Kamchatka. This was announced on Monday, October 5, by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
“All regional and federal ministries and departments are dealing with this topic, this is the first. Second, I will probably not say anything now, but I know that the Minister (of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Dmitry – Ed.) Kobylkin keeps this under control, deals with this issue, “he told reporters.
Peskov also added that the head of the Ministry of Natural Resources will comment on this situation in the afternoon. In addition, the press secretary of the Russian leader stressed that the Kremlin does not draw parallels between this case and the state of emergency in Norilsk.
Earlier that day, Kamchatka authorities named three probable causes of coastal water pollution, including man-made pollution due to human activities, natural impacts and the consequences of seismic activity.
In addition, the chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin, instructed to transfer to the central office of the Investigative Committee materials of the check on the mass death of marine animals in Kamchatka.
At the end of September, eyewitnesses reported a change in the color of the water on Khalaktyrsky beach and thousands of sea animals that washed ashore, including in the bays of Malaya and Bolshaya Lagernaya and Avachinskaya.
Experts found in the coastal zone an excess of phenol and oil products by 2 and 3.6 times, respectively. Samples were sent for analysis to Moscow and Vladivostok.