Alexandra LEVIT, “FACTS” (Odessa)
On how to this holiday season, unlucky vacationers in Odessa “FACTS” reported the times. The weather was not favourable, the sea “turned green”, the water does not meet hygienic norms, the alarm tanker Delfi “threw” another batch of oil…
Now the black sea coast EN masse attacked the algae. Moreover, the “hairy” mass, nailed to the cutoff of water on city beaches, is measured not by pounds, but by tens and hundreds of tons (!).
So, on the popular beach “Luzanovka” had a real cleaning. According to the Director of beach, George Hull, brought 16 truckloads of algae. At the rate of 10-12 tons per car — almost 200 tons. The remains of marine vegetation, carried away by the tidal wave.
“Most of the work had to be done manually: about 20 people ordinary rake pulled up the plant by the tractor which raked algae bucket. Now they will fertilize the soil, turning it into a special compost…” — said the Director.
This is the second General cleaning “Luzanovka” in July. A similar picture — and other beaches, plus plenty of blooms of the same algae, and then “tint” of the sea. In some places the water like a jelly. Beach-goers go in the sea, lifting high his feet. Tourists can’t be choosers — they came to the sea and swim, without wasting time.
“The situation with the flowering of the sea, due to the high temperature and humidity. According to the Institute of the seas, this is a normal algae bloom, there is a selection in the sea of toxic substances, and during this period it is not recommended to swim”, — commented the head of the Department of state supervision over compliance with sanitary legislation of the regional Glaucus of Gospodarevskaya Lydia Stepanova.
According to experts, the cause of “bloom” were rotting algae with cyanobacteria. This effect is enhanced by hot weather and abundant rains, which wash away in a sea of garbage and waste from all over the city. Plus, there is no complete treatment system wastewater and sewage.
In short, mankind pays for its “violent activities”.
Earlier “FACTS” were told that on a place of wreck of the tanker yesterday in Odessa, where the sea is leaking oil, the authorities are going to make a beach for people with disabilities. The project was approved by the Odessa city Council.
See also: Ministry of health published the list of Ukrainian resorts, beaches where swimming is forbidden