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UN & Kosovo Albanians poison Serbia's rivers; water supply
BETA ^ | January 21, 2003 | BETA

Posted on 01/21/2003 5:28:08 PM PST by Ichabod Walrus

Call on UNMIK to allow Serbian experts to examine pollution

BELGRADE, January 20 (BETA) - On Jan. 20, Serbian Environment Minister Andjelka Mihajlov urged the UN Mission in Kosovo to allow a group of Serbian experts entry in order to examine the causes of water pollution in Kraljevo that had originated from Kosovo.

Mihajlov told a press conference that she had asked the UNMIK environment administrator to regularly inform the Serbian environment ministry on the quantities of phenol dumped into the Ibar and Sitnica rivers and to establish who is responsible for not informing the Serbian authorities on time.

Mihajlov, Serbian vice-premier Nebojsa Covic and Serbian Energy Minister Kori Udovicki met UNMIK's Belgrade office chief Paul Maclenburg, who told them that a concentration of phenol 300 times higher than that allowed by Serbian regulations had been measured in Kosovo on Jan. 19.

Asked about the reasons for not informing the Serbian authorities about the issue, Macklenburg apologized and referred them to the environment administrator in Kosovo, said Mihajlov.

On Jan. 16, the Kraljevo water supply was declared contaminated and unfit for use, after an analysis had shown that the concentration of phenol and lead in the water was two and 2.8 times higher than allowed. After the Ibar river flooded its banks, an emergency situation was declared in the municipality, while citizens are now being supplied with water from mobile water tanks.

According to the first results of the Serbian environment ministry, the reasons for pollution are most probably the industrial systems in Kosovo and Metohija.

Ministry official Dragoljub Bejlovic said that the water is being polluted by the Kosovo river Sitnica, which flows into the Ibar river.

Although the ministry has not established the cause of pollution yet, Bjelovic mentioned the chemical plants in Rudnica, Trepca, Leposavic and Obilic as possible sources of pollution. Environmental demontrations in Kraljevo were first held in 1986 due to a high concentration of phenol and ferrous metals in the city's water supplies.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: albanians; balkans; kosovo; nato; pollution; unmik
Fascinating stuff. UNMIK only confirmed that there was a problem after being confronted with evidence of water contamination by the Serbian authorities.

Just another day in the world of UN-NATO genocidal politics.

1 posted on 01/21/2003 5:28:08 PM PST by Ichabod Walrus
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The genocide continues!
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