AkzoNobel reports proposed environmental measures for its Bohus facilityMay 25, 2012 14:18 CEST
Today, AkzoNobel is submitting the company’s proposals for the remediation of historic soil pollutants at the Bohus facility (Eka Chemicals) outside Gothenburg. In the proposal, which is being submitted to the Land and Environment Court in Vänersborg, AkzoNobel presents how the remediation will be implemented.
In an environmental ruling from November 2009, the company was required to remediate parts of the Bohus industrial site in the Municipality of Ale from historic soil pollutants. The court also obliged the company to carry out an extensive study and report how it plans to implement the remediation.
The studies include detailed descriptions of how a protective barrier along the Göta Älv River should be built and how the remediation of some 300,000 tonnes of soil at the industrial site will be implemented.
“This is an ambitious investment for the environment. At AkzoNobel, we always assume responsibility for our share of the environmental heritage and we are now presenting all studies necessary for the implementation of the work. We now hope for a prompt handling of our cases so that the remediation process can begin as scheduled,” says Marii Engberg, site manager in Bohus.
AkzoNobel’s proposals have been developed together with environmental consultants with expert knowledge in soil remediation and in consultation with stakeholders, such as the County Administrative Board and the Municipality of Ale.
The process, which includes both a protective barrier and soil remediation, shall be completed in May 2026.
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For more information:
Marii Engberg, Site Manager, AkzoNobel/Eka Chemicals, Bohus
Phone: +46 70 376 57 06
Maria Smeder, Environmental Affairs Manager Nordic
Phone: +46 706 52 51 51
Anne-Cathrine Hartmann, Manager External Communication
Phone: +46 709 57 71 22