Work on Sillamae waste dump to begin in fall

  • 2000-05-11
TALLINN (BNS) - Okosil, a company set up to deal with the environmental problems of Sillamae in northern Estonia, will in the fall start the covering of Sillamae's radioactive waste dump.

Okosil manager Tonis Kaasik said geotechnical research to stabilize the dump and its dam will start in the summer and the first phase of construction work is scheduled to begin in the fall.

The design for covering the Sillamae dump was made by the German state-owned firm Wismut.

The total cost of the project is 20 million euros or 310.9 million kroons.

The Sillamae dump contains 12 million tons of different radioactive waste products.