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Warsaw’s New Sewage Collection Plant Is Malfunctioned and Polluting Vistula River

Polish authorities on Thursday have been warning residents in cities alongside the Vistula river that runs into the Baltic Sea of a “crisis” scenario after Warsaw’s new sewage collection plant malfunctioned.

The health minister and local authorities stated they had been eagerly observing the levels of northern contamination sides of the Polish capital, including by nitrogen, since the problem started late Tuesday, however, would not reveal the test results. At Warsaw’s northern edge The sewage is being emptied at about 3,000 liters (practically 800 gallons) a second and goes north without affecting town’s waters, authorities said.

“There is no reason for panic, and there’s no menace to the health of Warsaw residents,” Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski said.

Other officers have been discussing in the central city of Plock, about 110 kilometers (68 miles) north of Warsaw, which was bolstering for a stream of contaminated water.

Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski advised people to not fish or bathe or even for brushing teeth in the Vistula and boil the water before any of the use.

Experts have been working to fix the malfunction on the sewage plant, which can take longer than three days, based on Trzaskowski.

It wasn’t instantly clear what caused the sewage collection system, including an emergency backup, to fail.

The longest and largest river in Poland – The Vistula, is the 9th-longest river in Europe, at 1,047 kilometers in length. The drainage basin region of the Vistula is 193,960 km², of which 168,868 km² lies within Poland. The rest lies in Ukraine, Belarus, and Slovakia.

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