“Nord Stream” leak: Greenpeace wants to record environmental consequences

“Nord Stream” leak: Greenpeace wants to record environmental consequences

Members of the environmental organization Greenpeace want to investigate gas leaks from the “Nord Stream” pipelines in the Baltic Sea to find out more about the environmental impact of the explosions. 25 activists are with a ship, rubber boats and an underwater drone in the area of ​​​​the island of Bornholm, as announced today by the organization.

There has been little information for weeks about how the explosion and subsequent gas leak affected the environment, criticized Greenpeace.

Environmentalists want to get their own information on water and soil samples and document damage to the seabed. Samples must first be examined for residues of chemical warfare agents and then in the laboratory for explosive residues, he said.

It must also be clarified whether the explosions could have lifted deposits from the seabed that could have been contaminated with substances that escaped from World War I ammunition that was on the ground. “In addition, it should be checked whether methane is still escaping from the destroyed pipes and what effect the previous gas leak had on the site.”