The European Union money used for contamination of a protected landscape area by fly ash

1.11.2005 - Liberec

A mixture of toxic fly ash with slag from the Liberec waste incinerator, which was sold by the Termizo company, without authorisation, for construction purposes for more than a year, contaminated the environment in the Protected Landscape Area Jizerské hory (Jizera Mountains). Arnika found this, at the instance of local citizens, when it took samples from a bicycle path which had been constructed by the Strabag company in Oldřichov v Hájích municipality, with support from the European Union Funds, for 1.121 million CZK.

(1) Results of analyses of the samples

Place of sampling Dioxins (PCDD/Fs) in pg WHO-TEQ/g Dioxins (PCDD/Fs) in pg I-TEQ/g Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in pg WHO-TEQ/g Total TEQ in pg WHO-TEQ/g Hexachloro-benzene (HCB) in ng/g Polybrominated diphenylethers in ng/g
Oldřichov v Hájích 66.0 57.6 1.6 67.6 0.53 0.714 (2.715)
Větrov 134.2 122.0 8.6 142.8 2.1 5.849 (6.849)
  • Arnika: Toxics and Waste Programme

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