• The government suspects of a chemical spill and offers a reward in exchange for information

    Polish researchers have detected traces of a toxic algae in the water samples collected from the Oder River, where the reasons that would have led to the death are examined of more than a hundred tons of fish both in Poland and Germany.

    The Polish Environment Minister, Anna Moscow, has reported the detection of “rare microorganisms” in the samples supposedly derived from a type of algae that, when blooming, releases potentially deadly toxins for other living organisms.

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    The Government had also pointed out the possibility that this environmental disaster stemmed from a chemical spill and has offered a reward for information.

    For now, follow without an exact cause and several laboratories from different countries have been involved in the investigations. German authorities have suggested that Poland did not act as quickly as it should in responding to the emergency.