Lodos Source Pollution in the Seas Cleared

pollution caused by the lodos in the seas was cleaned
pollution caused by the lodos in the seas was cleaned

📩 31/05/2020 16:31

IMM worked intensively for two days to clean the garbage that the lodos had collected on the shores. The teams, which took action immediately after the pollution was detected, collected 36 cubic meters of garbage from the sea surface and 2052 bags from the shores. Collected garbage was sent to waste disposal facilities. Those suitable for processing were sent to recycling facilities to be recycled to the economy.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) cleaned the wastes and deposits that the lodos, which showed its effect throughout the city, accumulated on the shores. IMM Marine Services Directorate and İSTAÇ took action immediately after the pollution was detected and started collecting garbage with boat and coastal cleaning teams.

In the works that started on Friday, 6 cubic meters of garbage were collected from the sea surface by 15 boats. In the study started with 21 teams from the coasts, the amount of garbage collected was 680 bags. After the accumulation of wastes continued, the teams working on Saturday were cleaned with 4 boats in 21 cubic meters from the sea surface, and 8 bags of garbage from the coasts with 372 teams. Thus, in the last two days, the seas of Istanbul were 36 cubic meters and the coasts were cleaned from 2052 bags.


The garbage collected was sent to the facilities of IMM for disposal. Recyclable waste was separated. The separated wastes were also directed to IMM's recycling facilities for processing.

In order to protect the natural beauty of Istanbul and the biological diversity of living things, İBB conducts shore, beach, sea surface, stream mouth, beach and underwater cleaning works. An average of 5 thousand cubic meters of waste is collected annually from the seas.


It regularly clears the coastal strip of Istanbul, which approaches 515 kilometers. It immediately interferes with the pollution caused by 73 cameras placed throughout the city. Approximately 4 million square meters of beach area in Istanbul is cleaned with mobile cleaning teams and 9 beach cleaning machines for special purposes and approximately 5 million square meters of sea area is cleaned with 11 specially built sea surface cleaning boats. In order to protect the underwater life, solid wastes that negatively affect the eco system are collected by professional divers.


On the other hand, IMM also started the work that will completely save the Golden Horn from mud and bad smell. The mud accumulated in the Golden Horn will be collected by scanning with a dredging vessel. Mud will be pumped to the "Dewatering Facility" on the edge of the Golden Horn. Here, the waste that is purified from water and made dry will be transported to excavation areas. In this way, transportation costs will decrease, there will be no odor, storage problems will be eliminated, and the water of the Golden Horn will be more clear and wavy with the bottom screening. 4 thousand tons of mud will be extracted from the Golden Horn in 280 years. Almost 70-75 percent of the mud deposit extending to the Golden Horn Bridge will be cleared.

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