Russian Activists Warn Of ‘Ecological Catastrophe’ With Kamchatka Marine-Life

image

  
Surfers reported eye and skin irritation following contact with the water.

Activists believe the die-off was caused by a release of petroleum products. Officials said the results of an analysis of water samples would be available on October 5.

image

The Russian branch of the Greenpeace environmental group called the incident “an ecological catastrophe” and urged the Natural Resources Ministry, the Defense Ministry, and the Prosecutor General’s Office to investigate the incident and undertake a clean-up.

image

The Russian Defense Ministry issued a statement on October 3 saying the Pacific Fleet played no role in the incident.

© 2020 Radio Liberty

6 comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.