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Clean-up to be paid by state

14.03.2012 From our online archive
The state is to pay to clean a small stream after it became polluted by a faulty water filter in August.

(CS) The state is to pay to clean a small stream after it became polluted by a faulty water filter in August.

This was declared by sustainability minister Claude Wiseler responding to a parliamentary question regarding the leak at the Aire de Berchem.

Mr Wiseler also declared that the problem which caused pollution in the Méckenheck area, was a one-off and that no further incidents are expected.

The pollution was caused by a clogging of water filters used at the Aire de Berchem. After a long dry spell rain water had washed up particles that got caught in the filters which led to hydrocarbon being leaked. The incident took place on August 27.

The highways agency launched an investigation to assess the extent of the pollution and found that all pollution had since disappeared.

Since the incident new features have been installed and were put into operation on October 21.