The release of paraffin from the Baltic Sea to the coast of the Russian part of the Curonian Spit in the Kaliningrad region was discovered by employees of the national park of the same name, the representative of the national park Olga Bolshakova told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, the Lithuanian agency BNS reported that tons of a substance similar to paraffin had been thrown onto the coast of the Curonian Spit near the city of Neringa in Lithuania since January 23. Only on January 28, volunteers and employees of the national park collected about 10 cubic meters of pollution.
“Inspectors have examined the coast today, found lumps of paraffin. There are not so many of them, as the media write, in the Lithuanian territory of the spit. said Bolshakova.
She noted that the inspectors of the national park will not have to resort to outside help to eliminate the pollution, they will remove the paraffin brought by the sea on their own.
“The Baltic is constantly bringing something to our coast - these are the results of human activity. Paraffin is not a decomposing substance, therefore, of course, it pollutes the environment. Although our visitors will not feel this - the stormy wind has already mixed the remains of paraffin, which we did not have time to collect, with sand on the coast , - added Bolshakova.
The Curonian Spit is a narrow strip of land, a sandy spill between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon, which forms the smallest national park in the country. Included in the UNESCO heritage list. There are three settlements within the borders of the national park; the Russian-Lithuanian state border runs along the territory of the spit.