Mass die-off of swans: Maximum contaminant level revealed on Lake Karakol in Mangistau region

Photo credit: Ustyurt State Nature Reserve

The unscheduled inspection is ingoing of the fact of dumping sewage waters into Karakol Lake by Rixos Water World Aktau, Kazinform News Agency cites the press service of the Committee for environmental regulation and control. 

According to the committee’s statement, the analysis of the water of Lake Karakol conducted by the environmental department’s specialists has revealed the exceeding maximum permissible concentrations of contaminants, that could be the possible cause of the mass die-off of mute swans in Mangistau region.

Ornithologists from Almaty have been involved to investigate the possible link of sewage waters dumping by Rixos Water World Aktau to the mass bird die-off. Following the investigation, appropriate response measures are to be taken, reads the statement.

Earlier it was reported that over eight hundred swans had been found dead on Lake Karakol in Mangistau region. 

To note, in 2022, the hotel was fined for KZT76mln for dumping sewage waters into the Caspian Sea.

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