fbpx
Tags Cleanup

Tag: cleanup

Skopje City Hall fails to publish map with over 150 cleaned illegal dumps

The cleanup of all illegal dumps and landfills in 82 days and the revitalization of the areas and their transformation into clean green spaces was an election promise of Mayor Danela Arsovska for the very start of her mandate at the helm of Skopje. On the 31st of January 2021, in her report, Arsovska backtracked from her promise to...

Concessionaire terminates contract for arsenic exploitation at Lojane, North Macedonia

Turkish company Kaltun Madencilik A.Ş submitted a request to the Ministry of Economy of North Macedonia for unilateral termination of the concession agreement due to lack of economic interest for further execution of the concession to exploit the deposited arsenic, informed the Ministry of Economy. The Turkish concessionaire in 2014 signed an agreement with the Macedonian government for exploitation of...

Concessionaire keeps numb on cleanup of arsenic from Lojane, authorities announce inspection

After Meta.mk's article about the situation with the stockpiled arsenic and other toxic mineral raw materials in the tailing ponds of the former Lojane Mine and the deposits near the village of Tabanovce in relative vicinity, the Ministry of Economy of North Macedonia sent a request to competent inspectorates to conduct an inspection and to take measures if they...

Cleanup of lindane landfill at OHIS in Skopje postponed – white dust detected in soil had to be analyzed

White dust in the soil was the reason for the delay on the cleanup of the small lindane landfill at OHIS, the former chemical industry complex in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. The Greek company Polyeco has already started the preparations for setting the tent above the small landfill that was scheduled for cleanup. The tent is with size...

Government of North Macedonia approves cleanup of the Small lindane depot at OHIS

During its session on Tuesday, the Government of North Macedonia approved the plan for  cleaning up the smaller depot with lindane in the OHIS plant's yard. Five decades since thousands of tons of lindane (carcinogenic insecticide) were buried in the yard of this former chemical giant in the times of former Yugoslavia, its cleanup should finally start. Even though the...

Unless all four depots are cleaned, the lindane in OHIS will forever pose a threat to Skopje

Over 13 000 tons of dangerous lindane lay in the Small depot in the former chemical factory OHIS at the outskirts of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. But there are four times more (over 50 000 tons) in the Big depot and still unknown quantities of the toxic chemical, presumably in the ranges of thousands of tons, lay...