The project is carried out under the international development cooperation financed by Czech Republic and contributes to the improvement of the environment and health situation in Moldova. Donor is the Czech Development Agency and project implementer is DEKONTA from Czech Republic. Implementation contract no. CzDA -MD -2012- 12-14015, was signed on 21.8 2013. Now the part of project in v. Lunga was transferred for development and implementation to EHGeom, financed by Moldavian state budget.
Objective of the project:
Reduce groundwater pollution threatening the health of people in communities Lunga and Mărculeşti and prevent further spread of pollution.
As the target income groups were defined as follows:
A. Residents of villages Mărculeşti and Lunga - The main target group of the project is the population of municipalities Mărculeşti and Lunga, affected by contamination from a former Soviet military base. The local population will have long-term benefits of improving the state of the environment. During the Project, the involvement of local people to the project work is planned.
B. Municipal authorities of Lunga and Mărculeşti - Town representatives are aware of the seriousness of the ecological burden that do threaten their population and therefore have a vested interest in the project implementation.
C. Specialists, members of government - Ministry oftheEnvironment of the Republic of Moldova is the official partner organization of the Project.
Project activities planned for 2014 were successfully realized. 12 pieces of exploration wells were drilled within Activity 1.2.1 Geological survey of saturated and unsaturated zone.
18 new pumping wells RW-16 – RW-33 were drilled and equipped within Activity 1.2.2 Building of remediation objects for groundwater pumping and infiltration.
3 new remediation stations were built and connected to the new remediation wells. All activities were managed and performed in the frame of Activity1.2.3 Remediation stations building.
Content of Activity 1.3.2 Remediation of the areas with free phase petroleum hydrocarbons occurrence was to start the remediation action in the area with the appearance of LNAPL. Pump and treat remediation was launched at the new sites (SAN-B, SAN-B2 and SAN-3) in July and by the end of 2014 was removed app 12 t of petroleum product.
Remediation stations operators and authorities of Ministry of Environment have been trained how to regularly perform the necessary measurements and work associated with the operation of stations within Activity 1.3.3 Operator and supervisor training.
Activity 1.3.4 Monitoring of pollution spreading in groundwater and surface water was filled by performing two monitoring missions, during which were collected almost 300 samples of groundwater and surface water.
Technical supervision was hold as a part of Activity 1.3.5 since January till December 2014; particularly the operation of the remediation station SAN-1 and SAN-2 was managed.
Remediation work (finished and planned work), were presented at all relevant official levels within Activity 1.4.2 Presentation of remediation results and schedule of the next phase. Outputs and the project activities fulfilled in 2014 are evaluated in detail in the following chapters.