Azerbaijan releases latest results of water pollution monitoring in the Kur and Araz Rivers

Azerbaijan releases latest results of water pollution monitoring in the Kur and Araz Rivers
# 17 October 2008 14:37 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Ilhama Isabalayeva - APA-Economics. Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources conducted regular monitoring of pollution of transboundary rivers in the first ten-day of October.
The ministry said the monitoring revealed that phenols and copper compounds exceed the maximum permissible concentration by times in the Kyur River that underwent transboundary pollution in Georgia.
Phenol pollution exceeds MPC by 2 times and copper compounds by 4 times in the Shikhli-2 area, phenols exceeded MPC by 3 times and cooper compounds by 3 times in the Aghstafachay River and in the Aghstafa Reservoir.
Ammonium, nitrate and nitrite ions are near the permissible norm.
Phenols and copper compounds also exceeded MPC by times in the Araz River that is transboundary with Armenia.
Phenols and copper compounds exceeded MPC by 3 and 4 times respectively in Horadiz, Bahmantapa and Shahseven I of the River,.
Oxygen concentrations in equilibrium with the air range from about 5.28 mg/liter to 6.64 mg/liter.
Georgia and Armenia continue to discharge untreated waste waters to the major rivers.
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