Echoes of war – unexploded munitions still lie at the bottom of the Baltic sea
Ammunition is not enough that can explode at any moment, so even they poison the ecosystem.
Scientists came up with an unusual idea safe disposal of old rusty shells. So, the German experts hoped the bacteria will eat them…, that is able to shred the TNT to carbon dioxide and safe water.
It is reported, the Baltic sea has accumulated many deadly projectiles that can be wiped off the face of the earth a few large cities on the coast. The fact that a couple of decades with the Nazi weapons factories the allies were dumped into the water remaining munitions.
Historians called the number, it is impressive – two million tons of shells, grenades, mines, and chemical weapons!
Sea water over the years has corroded the shell of all this junk and dangerous content gradually began to come out. Because of this killing the inhabitants of the Baltic sea, poisonous cancerogen washed on the beaches.
The mortal danger looming over commercial and cruise ships plying the sea.
Now, apparently, the problem will be solved. Scientists in the fight against Nazi ammunition you plan to use strains of bacteria that eat up the TNT.
Shells want to be covered with special membrane mesh impregnated with millions of microbes, which decompose toxic compounds into safe carbon dioxide and water.
The German government requests the scientists to hurry “before it’s too late.” It is reported that Germany’s only got about two decades to solve this global problem.
As previously reported, a third of Ukraine living on a powder keg: ammunition can explode at any moment. The huge territory of our country contaminated with UXO. This situation is the consequence of past wars and the current Russian aggression in the Donbas.
Already there is an electronic database, which contains information about the location of explosive subjects.
With 2014 in the liberated territories of Donbass tested more than 25 thousand hectares and cleared 160 thousand explosive objects.