Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources announces results of monitoring in Kura and Araz rivers

Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources announces results of monitoring in Kura and Araz rivers
# 26 September 2009 10:43 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Ulkar Gasimova – APA. National Environmental Monitoring Department of the Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources conducted monitoring for the second ten-day of September to study the level of pollution of the Kura and Araz Rivers and their branches, the ministry’s press service told APA. Compared with the first ten-day of September, the flow rate in the Kura River in the second ten-day of September reduced by 16 cbm/sec and made up 124 cbm/sec.

The monitoring revealed that biogenic substances exceed the maximum permissible concentration in the Kura River as a result of pollution of the water with industrial and domestic wastes in Georgia and Armenia.

Phenol pollution and copper compounds exceeds MPC by 6 times in the Shikhli-2 area, phenols exceeded MPC by 7 times and copper compounds by 6 times in the Aghstafachay River, phenols and copper compounds exceeded MPC by 6 times in the Aghstafachay Reservoir.

According to the monitoring, the flow rate in the Araz River, which borders on Armenia, made up 56.7 cbm/sec. Phenols and copper compounds exceeded MPC by 3 and 4 times respectively in Horadiz area of the River, copper compounds and phenols exceeded MPC by 3 and 2 times respectively in Shahseven I, copper compounds exceeded MPC by 4 and phenols by 2 times in Bahmantapa.

Oxygen concentrations in equilibrium with the air range from about 5.26 mg/liter to 6.68 mg/liter.
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