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Pollution of Latvia's seacoast has increased over 6 years

BC, Riga, 11.08.2017.Print version
Latvia's coastal areas have become more polluted over the past six years, Janis Ulme, the head of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), said in an interview with LNT commercial TV channel this morning, cites LETA.

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The environmental expert has come to this conclusion after the latest My Sea expedition surveying the level of pollution of Latvia’s beaches on the Baltic seacoast. Over the past six years, the level of pollution there has increased by 20-30%, Ulme said.

 

Daugavgriva in Riga was found to be the most littered beach with 819 pieces of trash recorded for every 100 meters there. Abragciems was declared the cleanest beach this year, with only 20 pieces of trash for every 100 meters found on this western Latvian beach.

 

The My Sea campaign is organized annually since 2012 to raise public awareness of sea pollution issues and the necessity to protect the coastal environment.






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