Dobrich Landfill Site, Bulgaria

<div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Description</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld"></td><td class="columns"><div class="less">Local opposition has been formed to protest against the construction of a regional landfill near Stozher village. An official complaint letter has been sent to the government, the Ombudsman, other state and municipal institutions and the European Parliament Committee on Petitions. </div><a class="seemore" href="#">See more...</a><div class="more" style="display:none"> Stozher inhabitants have concerns about noise and dust pollution from the permanent waste transportation vehicles and traffic; the contamination of groundwater close to the landfill; the pollution of farm land and the loss of municipal land - the only available commons used for pasture. They argue that the waste collected from around the region will not bring benefits to their community. <br/><br/><a class="seeless" href="#">(See less)</a></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Basic Data</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Name</td><td>Dobrich Landfill Site, Bulgaria</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Country</td><td><a href="/country/bulgaria">Bulgaria</a></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Province</td><td>Dobrich</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Site</td><td>Stozher</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Accuracy of Location</td><td>MEDIUM regional level</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Source of Conflict</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (1st level)</td><td>Waste Management</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (2nd level)</td><td>Landfills, toxic waste treatment, uncontrolled dump sites</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Specific Commodities</td><td><a href='/commodity/domestic-municipal-waste'>Domestic municipal waste</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Project Details and Actors</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Details</td><td class="columns">The total project cost is some 20 million euro, over 80% of which come from European public funding thorugh the Operational Programme Environment. Land area to be used is ca.22 hectares. This will be sufficient for funding the landfilling 240 000 tonnes of household waste; recyclables sorting capacity of 40 000 tonnes/year; composting facility of 15 000 tonnes/year; hazardous waste storage of 255 tonnes/year; CandD waste treatment of 15 000 tonnes/year. The financial agreement for funds for construction of the landfill was signed by the Minister of Environment and the Mayor of Dobrich on 14 December 2012. <br/><br/></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Project Area (in hectares)</td><td>20</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Level of Investment (in USD)</td><td>26564100</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Population</td><td>Rural</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Potential Affected Population</td><td>1500</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Start Date</td><td>10/2006</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Company Names or State Enterprises</td><td><a href='/company/waste-management-dobrich-region'>Waste management - Dobrich Region</a> from <a href='/country-of-company/bulgaria'><small>Bulgaria</small></a> - <small> an association of municipalities for waste management on regional level.</small></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Relevant government actors</td><td>Dobrich Municipality, Dobrich Region, Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water - Varna, Ministry of Environment and Water, Managing authority of Operational Programme Environment 2007-2013</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Environmental justice organisations and other supporters</td><td>Initiative Committee for the village of Stozher, Green Policy Institute, Za Zemiata</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">The Conflict and the Mobilization</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)</td><td>MEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">When did the mobilization begin</td><td>PREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Groups Mobilizing</td><td>Farmers<br /> International ejos<br /> Local ejos<br /> Neighbours/citizens/communities<br /> Pastoralists<br /> Women</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Forms of Mobilization</td><td>Blockades<br /> Community-based participative research (popular epidemiology studies, etc..)<br /> Creation of alternative reports/knowledge<br /> Development of a network/collective action<br /> Involvement of national and international NGOs<br /> Objections to the EIA<br /> Official complaint letters and petitions<br /> Street protest/marches<br /> Property damage/arson</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Impacts</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Environmental Impacts</td><td><strong>Potential: </strong>Air pollution, Fires, Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Noise pollution, Soil contamination, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Health Impacts</td><td><strong>Potential: </strong>Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…), Other environmental related diseases</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Socio-economic Impacts</td><td><strong>Potential: </strong>Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Outcome</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Status</td><td>Planned (decision to go ahead eg EIA undertaken, etc)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Pathways for conflict outcome / response</td><td>Compensation<br /> Negotiated alternative solution<br /> </td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Development of Alternatives</td><td>The residents of Stozher insist that they should be financially compensated by the seven Municipalities whose waste will be collected in the landfill near their village. They want some amount of money to flow into their budget and to be used for the development of the village and the public welfare. Another request is that the concessioner of the landfill deducts 10 cents per ton of garbage that goes back to the village for development, 20% of workers hired for construction activities on site and the service staff after its construction to be only local people. Up to now an agreement has been reached for construction of an alternative road for the waste trucks. An additional request for exemption from tax on the garbage for Stozher inhabitants is still under review.<br/><br/></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Do you consider this as a success?</td><td>Not Sure</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Sources and Materials</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Links</td><td><table><tr><td><p> In English:(2010)441086andlg=ENandfragDocu=FULL?epbox<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb/search/resultDetail.htm?language=ENandreference=PETI_CM" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> In Bulgarian:<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://dariknews.bg/view_article.php?article_id=910374" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Media Links</td><td><table><tr><td><p> <a class="refanch small" href="http://bnt.bg/bg/news/view/73998/jitelite_na_s_stojer_sreshtu_depo_za_otpadyci" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Meta Information</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Contributor</td><td>Evgenia Tasheva</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Last update</td><td>08/04/2014</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>
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