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The rear end of the toxic slick from the Sungari River are now passing Khabarovsk water intakes and “a wavelike decrease in the concentration of toxic substances” is being observed in the Amur River
The rear end of the toxic slick from the Sungari River are now passing Khabarovsk water intakes and “a wavelike decrease in the concentration of toxic substances” is being observed in the Amur River. “The contamination does not exceed 0.04 of the maximum permissible level,” officials in the Russian Far East hydrometeorology committee told Itar-Tass on Wednesday morning. On Thursday the remains of the toxic slick will finally leave the Khabarovsk city area, according calculations to hydrology experts. The front of the contaminated water has flown 170 kilometres lower the regional centre in the Amur River. Specialists are monitoring the movement of contaminated waters at all sections to Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Simultaneously, specialists of all agencies participating in the monitoring of the ecological situation in the Amur River basin have begun work to study the content of pollutants in bottom sediments and ice, they are also studying the effects of toxic agent on fish and develop preventive measures for the spring flood time. Potable water in Khabarovsk meets all sanitary standards thanks to additional purification by activated charcoal. The water treatment with activated coal will also be applied in the cities of Amursk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur where the contaminated waters will get in the first days of January. On December 29 it is planned to cancel the alert regime for all control bodies and forces of the city unit of the emergencies system in Khabarovsk that had been introduced in view of the ecological threat, the regional centre of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said.
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