AzerNews, Azerbaijan
Sept 2 2014

Armenia, Georgia keep polluting Kur and Araz rivers

2 September 2014, 15:02 (GMT+05:00)

The National Monitoring Department on Environment of the Environment
and Natural Resources Ministry of Azerbaijan has conducted monitoring
on the rivers Kur and Araz in the third decade of August.

The monitoring was aimed to study the level of pollution of the rivers
and their branches, AzerTag state news agency reported.

The monitoring results revealed that the water flow due to the impact
of untreated waste water and sewage industry dropped on the territory
of Georgia and Armenia to the water, the amount of biogenic substances
in the Kur River and its tributaries is much higher than normal, the
ministry said.

The level of phenol and copper in the water has exceeded the norm in
Agstafachay River either.
A similar situation was observed in the Agstafachay reservoir, as well
as Araz River - Horadiz, Shahsevan, Bahramtapa points.

The oxygen regime of water at all points ranges within health standards.