STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN

Strategic Environmental Action Plan against lindane waste contamination in Aragon

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ISCO LIFE Results

The results obtained in the pumping and injection tests in the previous action phase have been essential to re-evaluate the initial test approach and to adjust the design parameters collected in the DISCOVERED LIFE report “ISCO pilot test design. Bailin”

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Treatment cell

The area selected for the treatment and test implementation consists on a 100 m length strip in the so called “M layer”, located at the space known as “Emergency Zone”

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About Lindane (HCH)

Lindane is an isomer that does not exist in nature: it is artificially obtained in a series of chemical processes. It was worldwide used as a pesticide and for the treatment of parasites during the second part of the 20th Century and even in more recent times.

Presently, the past production of this compound has become a first order environmental problem. Indeed, due to its riskiness and its persistence in the environment, the lindane, together with other HCH isomers, were included in the list of persistent organic pollutants by the Stockholm Convention.

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Which are the results?

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Monitoring Reports

The lines of action to control and counteract the contaminant effects of lindane include the continuous quality control of the surface water, air, soils and flora and fauna. The current conditions as well as the evolution of the parameters along the time can be consulted at the available monitoring reports.