De-facto authorities predicts an ecological catastrophe in Donbas
13:53 / 11 Apr. 2017 / 635
Violation of water treatment technology is fraught with massive infectious diseases stated Gennady Panteleyev, so-called “Head of the Department of Communal Hygiene of the Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision of the Ministry of Health in DPR. Reportedly, stopping the chlorination of water at the Donetsk filtering station can cause a major environmental disaster and “put a large number of people on a hospital bed” according to Panteleyev.
At the same time, Oleg Mokry, general director of “Water of Donbas”, said that during the military conflict in eastern Ukraine, Donetsk Filtering Station which was a particularly dangerous chemical facility, had been stopped for 38 times. The general director accused the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine on preventing the supply of chemical protection purchased by the Red Cross. He also said that if the pumping station of the first lift of the Pivdennodonbaska water conduit stopped round 2 million of people would be cut off water supply.
– Donetsk filtering station and the four filtering satellites (Krasnoarmeiskaya, Velikoyanadolskaya and two Mariupol filter stations) depended on the facilities of Pivdennodonbaska water conduit.
So if Pivdennodonbaska water conduit stopped its operations approximately 1,800,000 people will remain without water supply, – Mokry said.
Donetsk Filtering Station is located between Donetsk and Avdiivka. Desides these cities, it also supplies water to Yasinovataya and nearby villages.
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