Razlog Regional Landfill, 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">Local people are opposed to the location of a regional landfill sited too close to Banya village, Razlog, and just a few meters away from Dragalishtitsa River. The environmental impact assessment report was only formally subjected to public discussion, when in fact local residents were not properly informed about the project and the oppotunities to participate in public hearings about it. <br/><br/></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>Razlog Regional Landfill, 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>Razlog</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Site</td><td>Banya</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">Regional landfill for municipal solid waste, total capacity: 1 200 000 m3. 38000 tonnes/year of waste, separation facility for mixed solid waste, landfill gas capture and flaring system, leachate collection system. <br/><br/></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Project Area (in hectares)</td><td>27.4</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Level of Investment (in USD)</td><td>8300000</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Population</td><td>Rural</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Potential Affected Population</td><td>20000</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Start Date</td><td>08/2009</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Relevant government actors</td><td>Razlog Minicipality, Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water - Blagoevgrad , Ministry of Environment and Water, Managing authority of Operational programme Environment</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Environmental justice organisations and other supporters</td><td>Green Policy Institute, Banenska Buna 2011 Association</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>LOW (some local organising)</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>Local ejos<br /> Neighbours/citizens/communities<br /> </td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Forms of Mobilization</td><td>Community-based participative research (popular epidemiology studies, etc..)<br /> Development of a network/collective action<br /> Objections to the EIA<br /> Official complaint letters and petitions<br /> Public campaigns<br /> Street protest/marches<br /> Arguments for the rights of mother nature</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, 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>Other environmental related diseases</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Socio-economic Impacts</td><td><strong>Potential: </strong>Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, 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>Corruption<br /> Court decision (victory for environmental justice)<br /> Repression</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Do you consider this as a success?</td><td>No</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Why? Explain briefly.</td><td>The landfill site is located too close to Banya village, Razlog, and is just a few meters away from Dragalishtitsa River. Local resistence was mobilised after the poorly announced public hearings for the projects environmental impact assessment report.</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">Legislations</td><td><table><tr><td><p> EU Directve 2011/92/EC<br/></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Directive 2003/4/EC<br/></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Aarhus Convention<br/></p></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Links</td><td><table><tr><td><p> Village of Banya <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://selo-banya.com//------11/page/p-2" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Media Links</td><td><table><tr><td><p> фотогалерии/Протест-19-06-2011-19<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://selo-banya.com/" 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>Petko Kovachev</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Last update</td><td>08/04/2014</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>
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