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Varmá River Needs a Few Years to Stabilize

The ecosystem in the river Varmá in Hveragerdi, south Iceland, will not recover fully for several more years after 800 liters chlorine from a nearby swimming pool leaked into it in November 2007, according to a report by the Institute of Freshwater Fisheries.

The remaining conclusions of the report will be presented later this week after Hveragerdi Town Council has familiarized itself with its content, Fréttabladid reports.

All of the fish in the river below the swimming pool were killed after the accident. Scientists have yet to establish the effects of the chorine leak on smaller organisms in the river.

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