This year, on June 6, the Russian occupying army blew up the Kakhovka HPP dam. The reservoir of the Kakhovka HPP was 18.2 cubic km, and it was five times larger than the reservoir of DniproHES. Volunteer scientists from several regions organized a public monitoring expedition in the floodplains of the former Kakhovka Reservoir. They examined the water and silt from the bottom of the reservoir and found that they exceeded the norms of pollutants.

Ecologist, expert on environmental safety, Ph.D., coordinator of the “Dovkola” network Maksym Soroka spoke about the intermediate results of this study. It is planned to be completed next year, when additional samples of mud and water are taken in the spring.