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  • Estimated environmental damage from russia’s strike on Dnipro HPP already exceeds UAH 140 million

    Estimated environmental damage caused by russia’s strike on Dnipro HPP has already exceeded UAH 140 million. This was stated by Ruslan Strilets, Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, on the air of the national telethon.

    He reminded that a massive missile attack by russia on 22 March damaged the Dnipro HPP. As a result, environmental inspectors of the State Environmental Inspectorate recorded soil contamination and a stain of oil products with an estimated weight of 0.5 tonnes.

    According to Ruslan Strilets, the situation has now stabilised. As of today, no excess oil content has been recorded at any sampling point. Experts from the State Environmental Inspectorate and the State Agency of Water Resources continue to monitor the state of water in the Dnipro River below the Dnipro HPP dam on a daily basis.

    Ruslan Strilets also spoke about the management of destruction waste generated by russia’s constant shelling of Ukrainian territory. He said that more than 600,000 tonnes of destruction waste had already been generated throughout Ukraine.