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.

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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 project has a duration of 42 months, from August 2019 to January 2023 and has a budget of around 1,4 million euro, 85% cofinanced by the European Union.

In a first phase, of two years and a half duration, the objective is to interchange knowledge on the situation and the context of each site. To to that, there will be three presential workshops, one related to “Governance, public policies and regulation”, another one related to “solutions and technical aspects” and a third one of “social and Health issues”. Finally, each partner will elaborate an Action Plan for its own location from lessons learnt during the interchange of experiences.

In a second phase, of one-year duration, each partner will implement the Action Plan elaborated in the first phase.

Click on the following link to go to the official website of the project: https://www.interregeurope.eu/lindanet/

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