Lithuanian Environment Minister Kęstutis Navickas on Tuesday described a recent major sewage spillage into the River Nėris in Vilnius as one of the largest environmental disasters of recent years, adding that the exact damage to the environment will assessed shortly.
Kęstutis Navickas
© DELFI / Andrius Ufartas

In the minister's words, the greatest damage may have been done to the salmon and sea trout populations of the river which flows into the Curonian Lagoon.

"What worries us most is the effect on salmon and sea trout, which could be caught in the city of Vilnius until now," he told the Žinių Radijas station.

Navickas said that a special commission would be set up on Tuesday to assess the causes and consequences of the accident.

The major pipe burst occurred last Friday on an underground car park construction site near the Green Hall 3 business center that is being built in Vilnius. The authorities declare a state of emergency in the capital after the accident caused thousands of cubic meters of waste water to spill into the River Nėris.

Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
0
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanians borrow less, but larger amounts and more responsibly

The Lithuanian non-bank financial sector is showing maturity: the consumer credit market survey of...

Crisis looks bigger through the eyes of fear, yet statistically insignificant

Last year, the rate of enterprise failure decreased by fivefold and credit ratings of companies...

Socially responsible business: growth opportunity or a rehabilitation centre for the disabled?

The Lithuanian Parliament (the Seimas) intends to oblige companies employing the disable d to...

A new co-working space UMA GO9 in downtown Vilnius will be filled with Nordic motifs of nature

On the top floor of a premium shopping center GO9 more than 2,000 square meters co-working space UMA...

FinTech companies showed avid interest in the LBChain project

The LBChain project has garnered significant attention among European FinTech companies: with 21...