Saxony claims Czechs are polluting the Elbe

Authorities in Saxony have accused Czechs of releasing toxic waste into the Elbe river, which flows through Germany. The Environment Minister of Saxony, Frank Kupfer, told the German newspaper Bild that between 2010 and 2013 there were at least 20 instances of water pollution on the Czech side. The newspaper claims substances such as motor oil or potassium carbonate leaked into the river and the Czech authorities subsequently failed to warn residents downstream and the authorities in Germany.

Author: Masha Volynsky