The reservoir near Chelyabinsk increased arsenic


In Argazinskom reservoir recorded elevated levels of arsenic. On Friday, citing data Rospotrebnadzor the commission of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of radiation and environmental safety of the Deputy Minister Konstantin Smolin.

According to him, today the situation is not critical, because the arsenic does not exceed limits. To the concentration does not exceed the maximum permissible norms need to be monitored, which will also help identify the source of contamination.

Recall the summer of 2010 in Argazinskom reservoir was a mass death of fish, mostly ripusa. Then the analysis of water samples failed to identify the cause of the plague of fish. However, according to unofficial information, the fish could be killed by arsenic.

Note that Argazinskoe reservoir appeared on the map of the Chelyabinsk region in 1946. Its foundation was a lake Argazi Argayashsky district, through which the river Miass, a tributary of the Tobol River. Pond was created to provide drinking and household needs of the northern industrial agriculture bush Chelyabinsk region. Reservoir is used as a source of supply of Chelyabinsk.

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