▷ World War I ammunition in the North and Baltic Seas: Federal Environment Minister Lemke announces …


01.02.2022 – 16:45

New Westphalian (Bielefeld)

Bielefeld (ots)

Berlin. Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke (Greens) warns of risks in the North and Baltic Seas from World War I ammunition. In an interview with nw.de, the online portal of Neue Westfälische, which appears in Bielefeld, she explained on Tuesday: “Scientists have already identified pollutants from explosives in mussels and fish. This can increase because the ammunition continues to rust through. And it is fished in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. It is not possible to say for sure, but contaminants could enter the food chain.” More than 75 years after the end of the war, bombs and ammunition are still stored in the North and Baltic Seas. Lemke announced an “immediate program” and “solid financing to recover the bombs and ammunition.

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