YRE Article 11–14 years old: 1st Place

ATRAZINE IN DRINKING WATER: SLOVAKIA’S BIGGEST TREASURE AT RISK (Slovakia)

THE LARGEST RESERVOIR OF GROUNDWATER IN CENTRAL EUROPE IS THREATENED BY THE TOXIC PESTICIDE ATRAZINE. IT WAS RECENTLY FOUND IN WATER SAMPLES FROM THE PUBLIC WATER MAINS, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN BANNED IN SLOVAKIA FOR MORE THAN 13 YEARS.

NO GOOD CHOICE

People with their own wells are now dependent on buying bottled water. It is safe from the health point of view but it is a burden on the environment.

NEW LEGISLATION CAN HELP

Based on the initiative of the young reporters, Mrs. Anna Zemanová, representative of the Slovak Parliament, promised to submit a new bill to better protect the biggest Slovakia´s water treasure.

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Sharing the winning entries of the Int. Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Competition and the Litter Less Campaign (LLC) Competition. See www.yre.global