2022-04-26

VARNA - Improper management of a wastewater treatment pipe in the Varna lake has led to repeated toxic leaks since 2019. 

The subsequent and continuous discharge of millions of cubic metres of water polluted with faecal matter into the resort town river and bay exposes local aquaculture farms and touristic locations to polluted water.

New data now shows a correlation between the presence of potentially toxic algae and the discharge of wastewater into the lake, while the actual impact of the spill remains unknown.

Photo image: Christina Anna Orieschnig (Varna Lake)

Team members

Alexandre Brutelle

Alexandre Brutelle is a foreign reporter and freelance investigative journalist.

Adrian Dohotaru

Adrian is a journalist and environmental advocate currently based in Romania. 

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