Cyanides in the Bečva River – 2020

9.10.2020 - PRAGUE
Dead fish from the Bečva River
PHOTO: HZS Olomouckého kraje

Originally a lively and beautiful river Bečva was poisoned by cyanides on almost forty kilometers. The cyanide leak occurred on Sunday, September 20th, 2020, when dead fish appeared floating in the river. Due to cyanides binding to respiratory enzymes, it poses a danger to all oxygen-breathing organisms. They are highly dangerous for aquatic organisms and have poisoned all fish in various rivers several times (see photo gallery below).




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