Over 1.5 billion euros spent on remediation of contaminated sites

Environment – Magdeburg : Over 1.5 billion euros spent on remediation of contaminated sites

Environment - Magdeburg: Euro banknotes are on a table. Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Illustration
Euro banknotes lie on a table. Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Illustration (Photo: dpa)

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Magdeburg (dpa/sa) – In Saxony-Anhalt, billions have flowed into the remediation of contaminated sites on brownfield sites in recent years. Since the founding of the State Institute for Exemption from Contaminated Sites (LAF) in 2000, more than 1.5 billion euros have been spent on appropriate measures, said LAF Managing Director Jürgen Stadelmann in Magdeburg on Thursday. “We still have – even in 2022 – more than 60 million euros a year that we use for the remediation of contaminated sites.”

One example of remediation measures is the construction of sealing and sheet piling walls on the site of the former large gas works in Magdeburg, which are intended to prevent groundwater from flowing out of contaminated areas into the Elbe. With the start of construction, the last phase of extensive renovation work to revitalize the site has begun, on which a factory of the timber construction company Nordlam is now located. The LAF proceeds alongside the investment. “So we’re not renovating in advance on a green field,” said Stadelmann.

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