State of environment hotspots from mining and industry sector in Kosovo

Veseli, Besa and Kristo, Ilir and Balaj, Nexhat: State of environment hotspots from mining and industry sector in Kosovo. In: Review on agriculture and rural development, (2) 1. pp. 137-142. (2013)

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Contamination of water, soil, and air in many parts of the world, but also in Kosovo, is a serious environmental problem, and a permanent risk to public health. The main purpose of this study is to identify potential environmental hot-spots in Kosovo, to provide basic information about their condition, and to provide information which could be used to initiate projects for developing more detailed studies. In this study are presented separately groups hotspots in Kosovo such as: Hotspots from sanitary landfills, industry and mining sector. These areas which are considered to have a significant impact on the environment and public health are evidenced. Environmental hot-spots were mainly created as a result of past industrial activities, caused by mining activities, unmanaged old landfills, stored chemicals, waste oils, expired pesticides, and so on. Data for preparation of the study were collected from site visits, meetings, and contacts with various governmental and non-governmental institutions, from the projects carried out in this area, as well as from public enterprises that manage these areas. During the fieldwork in the entire territory of Kosovo, about 110 sensitive spots are evidenced, whereas, 28 areas with the potential for greater impact on the environment and threat to public health. The total surface of these hotspots is about 9.94 km2 or 0.09% of the territory of Kosovo.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review on agriculture and rural development
Date: 2013
Volume: 2
Number: 1
ISSN: 2063-4803
Page Range: pp. 137-142
Uncontrolled Keywords: Környezetvédelem-politika - Kosovo, Környezetszennyezés
Additional Information: Illusztrációval ; Bibliogr.: p. 141-142. ; Összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2018. Jun. 15. 13:50
Last Modified: 2018. Jul. 26. 11:28

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