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Poland deploys troops as dead fish pile up on river bank in toxic disaster

By Marina Lopes

13 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

You should read this story to learn about the ecological disaster caused in a river on the border of Poland and Germany, that's led to thousands of dead fish floating on its surface.

Vast amounts of chemical waste were probably dumped into a river on the Polish-German border, Poland's prime minister said Friday, killing tons of fish and creating an ecological disaster that could take years to clean up.

Authorities said 150 Polish troops have been deployed to the 522-mile-long Oder River, which flows through Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic, to launch a cleanup operation. The chemical spill was likely intentional, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on a podcast Friday.

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