Goals, Solutions and Methods

Reduction of the saline load from the drainage ditch, Bode and Wipper, as well as reduction of the groundwater. Improvement of landscape by recultivating of slag heaps having harmful conditions for growing plants caused by nearly 80 % proportion of sodium chloride, mainly rock salts.

South side of the heap with sunflowers

By developing innovative methods, especially for “biological sealing” of old potash heaps and the precipitation run-off, and therefore, the creation of salt solution will be minimised. Coverage according to the current special operating plan.

Heap recultivation - 2024

Covering and greening the Bleicherode potash waste dump is an important contribution to relieving the burden on the environment and improving the landscape. The main aim of our work is to minimize salt discharge into groundwater and running water.