• Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

The destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine will have lasting environmental consequences

The destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine will have lasting environmental consequences

The The explosion that tore apart Ukraine’s Kakhovka Dam on Tuesday unleashed a major environmental disaster that cut off clean water and electricity to millions, flooded dozens of towns and would ultimately weigh on the country’s south for decades.

At least 150 tons of machine oil spilled into the waters of the Dnipro River after a Soviet-era hydroelectric plant attached to one of Ukraine’s largest reservoirs exploded. An additional 300 tonnes of oil could be spilled as infrastructure collapses Statement by the Ukrainian Presidency.

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