Kosice municipal waste incinerator: a POPs hotspot in Slovakia.
This activity reviewed sources of POPs pollution in Slovakia with a special focus on the Kosice municipal waste incinerator. The incinerator caught the attention of the public when testing data revealed that its dioxin emissions were 80 times higher than EU regulatory limits. The study examines the history of the incinerator, documenting changing ownership, a massive fire, an attack on recycling, and problems with public right to know. Finally, the report describes the possibilities for a positive solution to avoid costly incinerator reconstruction.
Report: Košice municipal waste incinerator: a POPs hotspot in Slovakia
Dissemination of findings and press releases