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Expert warns of potential contamination at Nordic Waste water wells.

An expert warns of potential contamination of water wells at Nordic Waste. DR News reports that two water wells beneath the ground at Nordic Waste pose a possible risk of contaminating the groundwater. One well has already been dug up and plugged, while the other remains buried. According to expert Mette Christophersen from Rambøll, both wells should have been closed earlier to prevent contamination. Christophersen states that the wells can act as a “direct channel from the contamination on the surface down to valuable groundwater.” This underscores the importance of swift action to protect the groundwater.

Randers Municipality is currently in the process of digging up the remaining well and will ensure it is closed as soon as possible. However, the municipality emphasizes that there is no immediate risk to residents’ drinking water. “There’s no need to worry about the drinking water here and now. It’s more about the longer term,” says Mette Christophersen to DR. Jesper Kaas Schmidt, municipal director in Randers Municipality, also reassures that residents can safely drink their water, both from waterworks and private wells.

Randers Municipality has also filed new police reports against Nordic Waste for violations of the environmental protection law. The former management at Nordic Waste has declined to comment on the cases.

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