Six European regions interchange experiences on lindane pollution
The main objective of LINDANET is to make a visible a problem that affect a considerable number of European regions, and to contribute to the solution. Additionally, the initiative aims to encourage other public management bodies to be more active so that the European Union destine more funds to solve the pollution of these sites.
This initiative is part of the INTERREG EUROPE project called “LINDANET”
The Council Government has authorised five partnership agreements for the Government of Aragon, to create a network of public bodies of several European regions, with the purpose of interchanging experiences on this type of contamination and with the commitment of developing a regional action plan.
The partners of the project are the Government of Aragon, lead partner, Xunta de Galicia, the Regional Development Agency of South Bohemia (Czech Republic), the State Office for Contaminated Sites of Sachnsen Anhalt (Germany), the Central Mining Institute (Poland) and the Zooprofilactic and Experimental Institute of Lazion and Toscana M. Aleandri (Italy).
Each location has its own peculiarities. Galiciz, there is a disperse contamination due to the lindane waste generated during the 40’s to the 60’s- South Bohemia has contaminated sites due to the storage of pesticides for their use in agriculture. In Sachsen-Anhalt (Germany), Silesia (Poland) and Lazio (Italy) there was a lindane production that was accumulated in non-properly isolated landfills.