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"Like in a river may be well water, if there is feces float?" Doctors do not recommend swimming in the Moscow River

May 26 2005

Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Moscow Oblast Olga Gavrilenko urged residents of the capital and suburbs do not swim in the Moskva River and Oka River due to effluent discharges.

"At 18.30 on May 25, according to Mosvodokanal, were dropped in the capital in a river 10,000 cubic meters of untreated sewage," - said Gavrilenko.

At present the laboratory control water quality.

"We need tighter control of water and no swimming or in the Moscow River, nor in the Eye, which also got run-off due to prolonged power outages in Thule," - said the head of territorial administration Rospotrebnadzor in the Moscow region.

Gavrilenko said that bathing in these rivers to the normalization of the treatment facilities and obtain good results of research is high risk of acute intestinal infections, hepatitis, cholera, RIA Novosti news agency.

"Like in a river may be well water, if there is feces float? Simplifies the situation is impossible, you need to warn people about the dangers," - said Gavrilenko.

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