Police accuse suspect, legal entity over Bečva River cyanide poisoning

Police have launched proceedings against a person and a legal entity over last year’s cyanide poisoning of the Bečva River, they said on Twitter. The unidentified suspect faces up to five years in prison if found guilty, while the entity faces a fine and other penalties.

The cyanide poisoning last September killed all living organisms along a 40-km stretch of the river in Moravia, including over 32,000 tons of fish. MPs set up a special commission to investigate the environmental disaster. News portal iDnes.cz wrote in May that an expert had named Energoaqua from Rožnov pod Radhoštěm as the alleged culprit in a report for the police.

Author: Brian Kenety