03 Dec 2018, 14:42
Julian Wettengel

Lignite mine operator's precautions for rehabilitation "adequate" – report

State government of Brandenburg / Greenpeace

An expert report shows that eastern German energy company LEAG takes adequate financial precautions for the rehabilitation of land in the lignite mining region Lusatia, writes the state government of Brandenburg in a press release. LEAG is owned by the Czech energy company EPH and PPF Investments. Swedish Vattenfall had sold its eastern German lignite operations to EPH in 2016.
According to environmental NGO Greenpeace Germany, Vattenfall could also be held liable for the costs.

Find the state’s press release in German here, the expert report in German here and the Greenpeace press release in German here.

Find background in the CLEW factsheet Germany’s three lignite mining regions.

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