A famous river dubbed the “life source of Thrace” in Turkey’s west has been flowing with poison because it has mixed with industrial waste.
The Ergene River, which stems from the Yıldız Mountains and has seven arms, turns into poisonous water five kilometers away from its source after it merges with several other arms of the river.
In addition to polluting nature, the river threatens the living spaces around it.
Despite all attempts to clear the river, the 285-kilometer-long Ergene River cannot be saved from pollution. Purification plants set up to clear the river have also been unable to save the life source of Thrace.
Upon the increase in the levels of poison, the Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry launched new projects to save the Ergene River, while also accusing municipalities of not performing enough tests on the water.
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