Curonian Lagoon Environmental Impact Assessment
Cardboard manufacturer AB Grigeo Klaipėda was ordered to submit to the Klaipėda Regional Prosecutor’s Office, the Environmental Protection Department, and the Environmental Protection Agency an opinion of foreign experts regarding possible damage to the environment when incompletely treated wastewater was discharged into the Municipal company’s Klaipėdos Vanduo collector.
In April-October, an examination of the possible damage to the water condition of the Curonian Lagoon caused by AB Grigeo Klaipėda’s partially treated wastewater was headed by Dr. Carlo Monti – an Italian scientist and Senior Technical Expert of TIG Environmental Forensic Examination, who has conducted environmental impact assessments in different EU member states and in other foreign countries worldwide.
The report consisting of almost 12,500 pages analyzed the composition of the combined wastewaters of AB Grigeo Klaipėda and Municipal company Klaipėdos Vanduo because they were mixed before entering the lagoon, their impact on the local environment, the biodiversity, the ecological condition of the Curonian Lagoon, and the landscape. The analysis concluded that the area of the Curonian Lagoon affected by AB Grigeo Klaipėda’s wastewater was limited, and neither the fish nor the zooplankton has been affected.