Pesticide contamination in an abandoned chemical plant.
EDEN Center prepared a hotspot report on a destroyed chemical plant near Durres which formerly produced Lindane and dichromate. The report describes the history of the site, proposed remediation schemes, chemical characterization, access to environmental information, and environmental, socioeconomic and health consequences. The study also included analysis of chicken eggs collected from chickens grazing near the plant which showed high levels of the beta-hexachlorocyclohexane and Lindane. Another sampling of mud also showed high levels of the beta-hexachlorocyclohexane and Lindane. The results of the sampling confirm this hotspot as one of the most contaminated POPs hotspots in the Balkan region.
Photos of hotspot
Preparation of leaflet on the hotspot and distribution of 1,000 copies
Analysis of two samples for organochlorine pesticides