POTPECKO LAKE, which is in Serbia seems to be in a very critical condition. The garbage situation is getting worse in the lake. The garbage in the lake has spread almost to the furthest extent that the eye can see, garbage spreads out over Serbia’s Potpecko Lake, lapping over the dam that crosses it.
Developed over numerous years against a background of rolling rural hills, the unlimited ocean of plastic has now started taking the steps to stop up the dam’s hydroelectric plant, a nearby dissident says, and Serbian specialists has also made a order to clean it up immediately.
Activist Sinisa Lakovic assumes that the heap of waste covers around 20,000 cubic meters, the vast majority of it from landfills upstream along the river Lim.
Sinisa, who lives in the close by town of Priboj, also told Reuters that, “This is not a recent problem, but rather a problem of several decades, caused by the unsanitary landfills.”
“This is an ecological disaster” added nearby occupant Marko Karadzic.
The nation’s Environment Minister, Irena Vujovic, promised that there would be a clean up taking place soon. It will begin toward the finish of this current week.
Experts in Montenegro, where a portion of the landfills are found, had been welcome to take an interest and “work out a long-term solution,” she told national broadcaster RTS.
Serbia and other Balkan nations, actually recovering from the wars and financial disturbance of the 1990s, have done little to handle natural issues, to some extent because of a deficiency of the funds.
Those guidelines should rise should the region hope to realize ambitions of joining the European Union, requiring investments in the billions of euros in Serbia alone, experts in Brussels and Belgrade gauge.