WIT Press


Analysis Of The State Of The Environment, Local Agenda 21 Realisation And Preparing For EU Accession For The City Of The Maribor

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

991 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000031

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

V. Smaka-Kincl

Abstract

The Republic of Slovenia with 2 million people is located in the south-western part of Central and Eastern Europe. Maribor is the second largest city in the Republic of Slovenia and its population is 130,000. It was one of the largest industrial centres of former Yugoslavia, the result of which were major environmental problems in the eighties and nineties: air pollution, groundwater pollution, and illegal dumps of municipal and industrial waste. After Slovenia had gained its independence, we witnessed changes in ownership, restructuring of technological processes, all of which in turn contributed to the improvement of the environment. Measurements of environmental pollution began 20 years ago, although they were not of such high quality as in the

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