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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...

It will take one year to cleanup the small lindane landfill in OHIS, the other lindane landfills will have to wait

One year from now, the small landfill with lindane at the OHIS factory in Skopje should be cleaned up, said Macedonian minister of environment Naser Nuredini. Today, the minister announced the start of the activities for remediation of 7,000 tons of this dangerous chemical and contaminated soil that have stood for decades at the yard of the former chemical...

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...

The last 10 tons of dangerous chemical waste from North Macedonia’s OHIS plant will be incinerated in France

The last 10 tons of various chemical waste from the now closed chemical factory OHIS in North Macedonia's capital, Skopje will be sent to incineration in Lion, France. In March, these were supposed to be transferred at Valorec Services in Basel, Switzerland, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of borders postponed the shipment. In the meantime, the agreement...

Assistance from international funds will be seeked for cleanup of mercury at OHIS plant in North Macedonia

The dangers of pollution with the mercury in the Electrolysis plant in OHIS will be overcome by seeking help from international funds. At the start of 2020, North Macedonia ratified the Minamata Convention for Mercury and as its member, it will have access to new sources of financing for the mercury cleanup. Mercury is an extremely toxic metal that can...

Call for tender for cleaning the toxic lindane from OHIS’ small landfill

The international tender for the selection of technology for the removal of lindane and its isomers from the OHIS' yard in Skopje was published yesterday and is expected to be open until the 11th of November, informs the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES). The tender has been published at UNIDO's official webpage. The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning explains that as...

Toxic lindane in Pelenica gets wire fence, but with no signs, warnings or cautions

The lindane landfill located in the Pelenica area near the Skopje settlement Dracevo has been fenced off. After confirmation from the Ministry of Environment, our crew visited the site and there we really came across a fence, but it was a plain wire fence, with a wire door and padlock, without any signs, warnings and cautions. After more than three...

Small landfill at OHIS to be cleaned in Autumn, while UN will select the company

In one month, the tender documentation will be finalized, after which wan international competition conducted by the United Nations Organization (UNIDO) will be announced - for the selection of a company and technology for the disposal of the deposited Lindane from the small landfill surrounding the OHIS plant which contains about 10 thousand tons of dangerous chemicals, stated Suzana...

Apart from lindane, OHIS has mercury, pesticides, PVC powder and other poisonous substances

Where the former OHIS one-hectare plant used to stand, apart from thousands of tons of carcinogenic lindane, other poisonous chemicals also lie, and must be urgently addressed, informed several competent institutions for Meta. At the OHIS site, there is mercury, other pesticides, acids and PVC powder, Adnan Kahil told Meta, who until recently was a minister without portfolio in Zoran...

Illegal landfill with carcinogen lindane in Dracevo to be fenced off by the end of the year

By the end of the year, the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning will close the area off with a fence in Drachevo where there are doubts that an illegal landfill is located containing 8,000 tons of lindane, which came from the OHIS plant, State Secretary from the Ministry, Ana Petrovska confirmed for "Meta". She said that after Meta reported on...

Unmarked landfill with 8.000 tons of carcinogenic lindane from OHIS is poisoning the environment around Drachevo

In the vicinity of Drachevo, in the Pelenitsa area, there is an illegal landfill with several thousand tons of toxic waste which contains Lindane, the Ministry of Environment told “Meta”. The landfill is unmarked, uninhabited and there is no sign informing the public that there is a toxic carcinogen waste that affects both the environment and human health. The Lindane...