Mass death of fish: pesticides found in the Oder River

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 Mass death of fish: pesticides found in the Oder River

A German laboratory has detected an excessive amount of pesticides in the waters of the Oder River. The discovery was made at a time when the Polish and German authorities are trying to find the cause of the mass death of fish in the river.

This is reported by Global Echo.

7 to 9 August in Frankfurt an der Oder showed a high concentration of a pesticide that contains the active ingredient 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.

The active ingredient is used, for example, to control weeds.
< br /> The Ministry of the Environment of Brandenburg believes that the death of the fish could have occurred for several reasons, however, the excessive concentration of the pesticide also affected the animals.

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