Kosovo PM Haradinaj said that the government reached an agreement with residents of the Obilic villages of Hade and Shipitulla to allow KEK to continue its mining operations.
The Kosovo government will forcibly expropriate several properties in the Shipitulla village, facilitating the expansion of the Kosovo Energy Corporation’s coal mining operations.
The Kosovo Energy Corporation is pumping millions of tons of ash produced by its coal plants each year into a former mining pit, creating a potentially disastrous chemical pond.
Dozens of residents living next to the Sibovc coal-mine protest against environmental conditions and demand just resettlement.
Stuck between the KEK power plant and its landfill, Dardhishte residents suffer daily from the biggest polluter in Kosovo, and institutions are not heeding their requests for relocation.