As a result of the destruction of the dam of the hydroelectric power station, a significant amount of biogenic elements, heavy metals, and fuel and lubricants entered the water. Flooded cemeteries, landfills, cesspools. Due to the rapid drop in the water level, a mass plague of fish began.
For nature, this has a global ecological character in the Black Sea region. The unique natural ecosystem of the floodplain of the Dnipro from Novaya Kakhovka to the Dnipro-Buzka estuary, which is more than 80,000 hectares of the "Lower Dnipro" natural territory, was actually destroyed.
There are extremely high risks of developing secondary consequences, including disease outbreaks.