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Central Denmark Region is in the frontline concerning competencies in and knowledge of soil contamination. The region's main task is to identify, investigate and remediate any soil contamination that poses a risk for human health, the groundwater or the environment.

At Harboøre Tange on the west coast of the region, Central Denmark Region is managing one of the most contaminated areas in Denmark. The contamination derives from a former company producing pesticides for the agricultural industry.

One of the contaminated sites at Harboøre Tange is located on the beach (Groyne 42). This contamination originates from a dump-site with chemical waste from the production of pesticides and mercury products.

Please watch the video for more information about the historic, present and future for the largest soil pollution in Denmark which is threatening the North Sea

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Currently, the region collaborates with clean-tech companies with the aim of developing new remediation technologies. These news methods can lead to cheaper and more sustainable ways to clean up the chemical dump-site at Groyne 42. Such solutions may be beneficial at Harboøre Tange but also in other parts of the world with similar types of soil contamination.

How we work with soil contamination

Projects and partnerships

To fulfil our ambitions, we know the importance of strong partnerships, and we wish to engage in more partnerships to find new solutions to emerging challenges.

Please find below examples of some of the soil contamination projects and partnerships where Central Denmark Region is involved. 

Management of excess soil