Destruction of Sana right now

20.4.2016 - Sana

So far the construction of hydropower "Medna" showed a number of shortcomings and critical misses. The Coalition for the Protection of Sana river have again addressed the Inspectorate of Republic of Srpska.

At the construction site of hydroelectric power plant "Medna," we found that the contractor, in the construction of a diversion tunnel and dam, formed a landfill for disposal of waste materials (stone and rubble). During the works, the contractor also carried out significant changes to the field and the characteristics of the natural environment which significantly interfered with the flora, fauna, and a complete ecosystem of the area.


Accordingly, we invited inspectors to carry out all relevant measurements, to gain the insight into the monitoring of pollutants during the construction of the plant, to determine whether the situation on the ground corresponds to a state environmental permit, and to decide whether the works are executed in accordance with the technical documentation ie.  the Main project hydropower plant Medna and partial construction solution.
The overall impression is that no one comes to the site to overlook the progress of the constuction or to see where contractors, with the consent of the concessionaire, are making their jobs eaiser at the expense of nature around water sources. The huge landfill is expanding more each day. This needs to end because the landfil will expand into the water springs. Whose land is this? Who has approved disposal of polutants at that place? Is there an end to this landfill, and is there a plan for the removal of these materials? These are just some of the questions for the inspectors. If they are not on the payroll of the concessionaire, it sounds as if there will certainly be a lot of work for them.


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These constructions already have a huge impact on the Sana river and the life around it although the authorities and investors, have argued the opposite, of course.
We will not give up in this fight to protect Sana river. Because of this poorly planned project was implemented without the consent of the local population and the general public, we will fight against all similar projects that are harmful to humans and nature.


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