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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...

Three more tons of lindane found in OHIS, proper cleanup and destruction ordered

New quantities of lindane were found in one of the warehouses of the former chemical industry complex OHIS, at the outskirts of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, by an unannounced inspection by the State Environmental Inspectorate. Three tons of lindane packed in industrial paper sacks were found on wooden pallets in the warehouse now owned by Hemiski Inzhenering...

Thousands of people in Kumanovo region in past 4 decades have been poisoned by arsenic and other toxic deposits

In the past several decades, the villages of Tabanovce, Lojane and Vaksince in the Kumanovo region have been continuously poisoned by arsenic and other toxic elements that had been dispersed on two locations near the border of North Macedonia with Serbia. At the first location, in the proximity of the Tabanovce Railway Station there is an illegal dump with hundreds...

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...

The vinyl chloride deposited in OHIS still awaits the repackaging into secure barrels

Around 14 tons of vinyl chloride deposited in the former OHIS chemical industrial complex in Skopje, North Macedonia, still await the experts from the French company Kurium to arrive, repackage it in new safe barrels and transport it for proper disposal. The Ekocentar 97 company, which was selected to clean the 11 types of chemicals which are still deposited...

Due to the coronavirus, seven countries have to issue new permits for export of OHIS chemicals

Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, but also North Macedonia, will have to issue new permits for international transportation of hazardous materials to get the chemical deposits in the former OHIS industrial complex exported to Switzerland for incineration. The previous permit for the project "Removal, dislocation, disposal or neutralization of chemical mater” from OHIS Skopje plant expired due to...

Government to clean toxic waste in OHIS with foreign support

Ministers from yesterday's government session have accepted the information on the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway represented by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway for Serbia and Montenegro, for the...