Azerbaijan releases results of monitoring in the Kur and Araz transboundary rivers

Azerbaijan releases results of monitoring in the Kur and Araz transboundary rivers
# 14 May 2009 08:34 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Ilhama Isabalayeva – APA. Department of National Monitoring on Environment of the Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry conducted the next monitoring for the first ten-day of May to study the level of pollution of the Kur and Araz Rivers and their transboundary branches, the ministry’s press service told APA. Compared with the third ten-day of April, the flow rate in the Kur River in the first ten-day of May increased by 315 cbm/sec and made up 566 cbm/sec.

The monitoring revealed that phenols and copper compounds exceed the maximum permissible concentration by times in the Kur River that underwent transboundary pollution in Georgia and Armenia.

Phenol pollution exceeds MPC by 3 times and copper compounds by 2 times in the Shikhli-2 area, phenols exceeded MPC by 2 times and copper compounds by 2 times in the Aghstafachay River, phenols exceeded MPC by 2 times and copper compounds by 3 times in the Aghstafa Reservoir. Ammonium and nitrite ions exceed the permissible norm by times.

According to the monitoring, the flow rate in the Araz River, which borders on Armenia, made up 115 cbm/sec. Phenols and copper compounds exceeded MPC by 3 and 2 times respectively in Horadiz area of the River, copper compounds and phenols exceeded MPC by 3 times Shahseven I, copper compounds exceeded MPC by 3 and phenols by 2 times in Bahmantapa.

Oxygen concentrations in equilibrium with the air range from about 5.17 mg/liter to 5.81 mg/liter.
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