National Environmental Agency says Black Sea water quality “within norm”

  • The quality of coastline waters is monitored by the Agency once every 10 days at nine stations, with three more stations added since July 10 near the Anaklia-Ganmukhuri area, following the public concern about the threat of contaminated waters from the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine in June reaching Georgia’s coastal areas. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 29 Jul 2023 - 13:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

The water quality of the Black Sea is “within the norm” based on the analysis of samples obtained last week across the western Georgian coastline, the country’s National Environmental Agency said on Saturday.

The body said a study of 59 main physical and chemical parameters of waters had shown the indicators were within normal range, after the study of the concentration of 13 heavy metals, total petroleum hydrocarbons, 16 polyaromatic hydrocarbons and other physical and chemical parameters.

The quality of coastline waters is monitored by the Agency once every 10 days at nine stations, with three more stations added since July 10 near the Anaklia-Ganmukhuri area, following the public concern about the threat of contaminated waters from the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine in June reaching Georgia’s coastal areas.

The Agency noted the samples were examined in the accredited laboratory, equipped with “high-precision” analytical tools and “fully meeting modern requirements and standards”.

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