News2020.01.24 17:13

No trace of industrial pollution in fish after Grigeo scandal

BNS 2020.01.24 17:13

Fish in the Curonian Lagoon is clean, according to Lithuania's Food and Veterinary Service which carried out tests in the wake of industrial pollution revelations.

Grigeo Klaipėda cardboard factory is suspected to have been continuously releasing untreated wastewater into the bay for years.

Read more: After pollution scandal, suspicions brought against Grigeo Klaipėda and three employees

Following the revelations, State Food and Veterinary Service specialists tested fish from the Curonian Lagoon, a bay in the Baltic Sea, and nearby water bodies.

“No pollutant concentrations exceeding the maximum limits were found,” Jurgita Savickaitė, a spokeswoman for the veterinary authority, told BNS on Friday.

Samples of zander, common bream, common roach and vimba bream were tested, according to

Lithuanian prosecutors recently launched an investigation into suspected intentional pollution by Grigeo Klaipėda.

As part of the investigation, formal suspicions have been brought against the company and three of its employees.

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