Danish Agriculture Minister Rasmus Prehn said on television that there are fears that the decomposition process of the dead animals could lead to large amounts of phosphorus and nitrogen entering the soil. For example, drinking and bathing water could be affected, German media report.
The minister noted that such excavation requires the approval of the environmental authorities. The idea has already been discussed in parliament, where it is supported by a majority. It is now being examined whether it is indeed the right approach to excavate the mink and then bandage it.
Millions of minks have been culled in Denmark for fear of a mutated corona virus.
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