When the 290 million gallons of sewage, which is pumped directly out of the Sound over a few days to October, is just a drop in the ocean compared to the 35 billion gallons, the capital's citizens have emitted over a four-year period, is a biological tragedy.
Even for an experienced Øresundsbiolog as Jens Peder Jeppesen, which for more than 30 years has followed the farvandets wildlife seems to numbers beyond comprehension.
- I still think not on it, for if it is true, then there is something way wrong, says marinbiologen and akvariechefen by Øresundsakvariet under the University of Copenhagen, denmark.
- It shows just that there is something that needs to be brought on very quickly, so our unique Sound not to end up as in the old days when we called it Pløresund. This will, I hope, is not happening. There are really need to be moved in the here releases, so we can get it stopped.
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the Case of the sewage in the Sound began to take off, to the TV 2 Lorry in the last week could tell that the city of Copenhagen and Gentofte Municipality had given the green light to spildevandsselskaberne Hofor and Novafoss may derive 290 million gallons of lortevand directly out of the Sound as part of a byggemodningsprocess.
It prompted several politicians to intervene and condemn the greenhouse, which is now stopped for a while and deferred until October.
the Page showed a public access to documents, TV 2 Lorry, had been, to the 290 million gallons is just a drop in the ocean. Over a four-year period between 2014 and 2018 has been released more than 35 billion liters of untreated wastewater in the Sound from Copenhagen and know.
And with the enlightenment begins now to decline pieces in place in a jigsaw puzzle, as marinbiologen Jens Peder Jeppesen, together with colleagues, have long tried to solve.
- I was not aware that it was so large amounts of wastewater that will be discharged. But there are a lot of things start going up for us now. All the decreases in the diversity out here goes up for us now. And it's great that we will have the area uncovered, he says.
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An example is the red sea anemones. When Jens Peder Jeppesen started diving in the Sound for 30 years ago, there were lots of them. Today you can hardly find them in some places in the waters.
He fears that the many billions of gallons of sewage is a part of the explanation.
- There are a lot of pieces in the puzzle begin to fall into place now. I have in the last 30 years together with a lot of other scientists up in our department at the Department of biology puzzled us about it here decrease in the diversity – i.e. how many different species there are out on very deep water, " says Jens Peder Jeppesen.
TV 2 Lorry has been sent footage of the divers in the Sound at Elsinore, which shows an area of the seabed in the vicinity of Elsinore Renseanlægs underwater outlet.
Here is the ocean floor covered by what almost looks like a snow-covered winter landscape.
the Phenomenon is called "liglagen" and is caused by sulfur bacteria. Bakteriebelægningen is a sign that the seabed is very iltfattig, which is a sign that the area is fed too much nutrient, for example, through discharge from the very nutrition-rich waste water.
According to Jens Peder Jeppesen is it good that there now comes the focus on the havmiljøpåvirkninger from the citizens ' own sewage.
- When we talk about the sea, so it is out of sight and out of mind. And it is not up on the ground. There you can see a chimney and you can see a discharge to a stream, he says, and continues:
- But in the sea it is almost forgotten forever.