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Swimmers say water is clean, but government is dirty

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Aug. 7, 2012, 5:11 p.m. | Kyiv — by Fedor Zarkhin, Jesper Larsen

Kyiv swimmers on Aug. 7, the hottest day in 112 years with a high temperature of 36 C, ignored government warnings to stay out of the polluted Dnipro River.
© Jesper Larsen

 In spite of a ban imposed Aug. 6 on swimming in the Dnipro River, there was no shortage of sunbathers or swimmers the next day. Scores of people, showing a healthy disdain for government warnings, cooled off in the water on what has been registered as the hottest day in 112 years, with a high of 36 C

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Phill M Aug. 8, 2012, 7:36 a.m.    

The water in the river is free flowing (and at a fairly good speed). As such, there is minimal risk swimming in the river. However, lakes, ponds, and some bays on the river where there is little water exchange/circulation should certainly be given second thoughts on before taking a dip in them.

I say... let the politicians test the water... if they don't kill the bacteria, nothing will.

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