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Soil remediation of Maatheide in Lommel
Next to the quarry in Lommel, there is a site on which a zinc factory was situated for 70 years. It caused severe soil contamination. When it was dismantled, the contamination was spread across the site. Sibelco bought the site to extract the valuable silica sand and would in return remediate the soil contamination of the top layer. Flanders’ largest soil remediation project by private initiative started in March 2003 and was completed in November 2004, removing a major black spot.