Posted: 08.06.2022 13:03:00

Poland warns of possible environmental disaster in Baltic Sea due to sanctions against Russia

Anti-Russian sanctions imposed in Poland could turn into an environmental disaster for the Baltic Sea – as noted by Michal Dudek, from Sulzer Pumps Wastewater Poland, in his talk with, RIA Novosti reports


As informed, in late April, Poland’s Interior Ministry de facto banned the activities of thirty-five firms suspected of having links with Russian capital – including Sulzer Pumps Wastewater Poland, which specialises in sewage treatment and transportation. Hundreds of organisations across the country have used its services.

According to Mr. Dudek, the installed equipment has been working non-stop at the treatment facilities of several cities and enterprises for more than ten years, and its sudden failure threatens to pollute the Baltic Sea.

When equipment breaks down, untreated wastewater is discharged into a receiver – that is, a river, a lake or a sea. As noted, the company employees will not be able to cope with a problem of the kind. Mr. Dudek stressed that fuel cards of Sulzer Pumps Wastewater Poland have been blocked, and a leasing company confiscated its cars. Moreover, phones would soon become unavailable due to non-payment of communication services.