Top ten environmental polluters of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The top ten contributors to the genuinely terrible air quality are based on the official data and put together by the Arnika Association (Czech Republic) and Eko forum Zenica. The lists were taken into account by major polluters emitting chemicals dangerous to human health and the environment in the EU register E-PRTR in 2015 and 2016.

  • Authors: Arnika and Eko forum Zenica
  • Language: English
  • Publication date: Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2019

Despite the highly toxic air in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), only limited data on the pollution is accessible to the public. The government is failing to meet its international obligations, as well as those under domestic law, and publish a transparent register of major polluters. People, thus, do not know who is really poisoning them, to what extent, and cannot effectively enforce the necessary improvements.

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