albania coutry report
Albania Country Situation Report on POPs

(April 2006)

This report is reflecting the coutry situation of Albania in regards to the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). POPs can persist in the environment for decades. They are semi-volatile and can be circulated across country boundaries and globally. It means that they travel thousands kilometers from their source of origin.

POPs HOTSPOT INFOLIST: Former copper plant, Rubik, Albania

(Janar 2006)

This infolist is focused on a former copper plant in Rubik in Albania as a potential source of dioxins contamination. Copper is considered to be the most potent catalyst for dioxin formation providing surface upon which dioxins can form.