Waste accumulation in Prielom Hornádu cause for concern

The army could be called in to help.

(Source: Courtesy of Mária Šimoňáková)

The accumulation of waste in Prielom Hornádu in the national park Slovenský Raj after intense rainfall was not produced by tourists but by inhabitants of nearby villages, said director of the Administration of the national park, Tomáš Dražil.

He confirmed that the amount of waste at touristic routes, paradoxically, decreases, but the current amount of waste in the water is extreme and has never been so bad. He said that the amount of trash in the water has increased, so they decided to organise a meeting with mayors of the surrounding villages to come up with a solution.

Plastic bottles everywhere

“We need to agree on who would clean it and who would eliminate the rubbish after,” Dražil said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. He said that the priority is Prielom Hornádu, but waste needs to be collected throughout Hornád to prevent it from flowing downstream during heavy rain again.

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