TV Show ‘Ecological Hour’ on Industrial Pollution of Rivers in Timočka Krajina (VIDEO)

In the “Ecological Hour” TV show, Professor PhD Snežana Šerbula, the head of the Department of Environmental Protection at the Technical Faculty in Bor, spoke about surface waters in the Timočka Krajina region that are highly polluted with heavy metals—such as arsenic, lead, cadmium—due to decades of mining activities in Bor and Majdanpek. This is evident from previous samplings of the Borska River, Kriveljska River around Bor, as well as the Malo Pek and Veliko Pek, and the Pek River near Majdanpek, whose waters flow through the Timok watershed to the Danube. Professor Šerbula commented that the decades-long pollution of rivers has also accumulated in the riverbanks of these waters, as revealed in the latest analyses of the mentioned surface waters, sediments, and ichthyofauna. These analyses are part of the project “Environmental Response to Mining Expansion in Timočka Krajina,” conducted by the Association “Za Drinking Fountains” and partner organizations from Bor and Zaječar, funded by the European Union.


This show was produced within the project “Environmental response to mining expansion in Timočka Krajina” funded by the European Union, and implemented by the Association “Za Drinking Fountains”, the Association of Young Researchers Bor, Civic Library “Europe” Bor and Children’s Center Zaječar. The content of the show is entirely responsibility of these associations and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.