Project management for the elimination of chemical pollution in the Flix Reservoir
The Flix Factory carries out its activity on the right side of the Ebro River. The waste water from the factory caused the accumulation of silt containing mercury and other types of heavy metals which suppose a risk for the environment and for the use of water resources (supply and watering). For this reason, a sheet pile wall was built on the riverbed to isolate the work area. The project also comprises the removal of polluted silt with a suction dredger, the treatment of silt in the facilities built to that effect and its transportation by a conveyor belt to the spillway located at a distance of 6 km from the reservoir. Additionally, an emergency water supply system was developed for the town of Tortosa based on the water collection from wells together with an Emergency Plan in the event of river pollution.