Minister of Environment Albena Reshitaj and Minister of Economy Valdrin Lluka promised to tackle Kosovo’s air pollution problem at a panel hosted by Jeta ne Kosove.
If the government does not develop a strategy to hold polluters accountable, clean wastewaters, and monitor groundwaters, pollution will wreak havoc on Kosovo’s budget, environment, and public health.
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.
After years of mismanagement, Kosovo’s largest landfill poses an environmental disaster and may cause irreversible water contamination, researchers warn.
Beyond winter’s staggering pollution peaks, there is another crucial data point we should focus on: the 2016 air quality average, which reveals a significant threat to public health in Prishtina.