Pollution of land, surface and groundwater near the slag and ash disposal site of Tuzla thermal power plant
Study | 18 December 2020
From 1 March – 31 August 2020, an analysis of water and soil samples was conducted in the area of influence of the closed slag and ash disposal sites in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) – Plane, Divkovići I, Divkovići II, Drežnik and Jezero I – as well as wastewater samples from the active ash disposal site Jezero II. Twentythree water samples and two soil samples were analyzed.
The results showed that the wastewater at the active Jezero II ash disposal site is alkaline toxic water with cadmium, lead, nickel and chromium values exceeding the prescribed limit values.1 This type of wastewater cannot be discharged into surface water without treatment and must not come into contact with underground water.