The decay products of rocket fuel, which were found in 1 out of 20 water samples from Kamchatka, could not cause the death of marine animals. Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State University Stepan Kalmykov informed Gazeta.Ru about this.
“We had about 20 samples with a very wide geography - more than a hundred kilometers. In all the samples that we analyzed, we did not find not only the decay products of rocket fuel - heptyl, but also no other toxins that could cause such a massive death. the sample, in which traces of heptyl oxidation were found, was taken in Bolshaya Lagernaya Bay, "the expert said.
He noted that the concentration of the substance found was very low.
"I am absolutely sure that such concentrations of a substance cannot be the cause of mass death. Moreover, heptyl products are light substances that are on the surface of the water, and we observe the death of benthic animals," Kalmykov concluded.
Earlier, ecologist Georgy Kavanosyan stated in the YouTube show of the "Redaction" project that the decay products of rocket fuel were found in water samples taken in Kamchatka.