Thanks to the 360° video made by Euronews to film the first UN Environment field mission on soil contaminated by industry in Serbia, you will have the impression you were part of the expert team on the ground!
Drag your mouse to turn the camera on this video and visit the abandoned chemicals plant and watch our experts take samples of potentially contaminated water and soil.
This is the very first story Euronews and UN Environment are telling the world as part of their new partnership. The most-viewed European TV channel has taken on the challenge of informing people on health-related risks linked to soil polluted by heavy chemicals.
As you will see in the video, experts from Italy joined counterparts from Serbia to set up a soil sampling programme at two sites near the towns of Sabac and Loznica. The threat posed by potential chemical contamination at these two sites is multiplied by their proximity to urban areas and major rivers – Drina and Sava – as well as frequent accidents at the abandoned industrial sites.
The factories near Sabac and Loznica are just two of the 359 potentially contaminated sites being investigated across Serbia. The methodology seen in this video will be applied to other industrial areas across the country.
In one week time, results from the lab will reveal the extent of pollution at the site so that remediation efforts can begin.
In order to view the 360° report, which is being made available in multiple languages, click here. Get behind-the-scenes access to this UN Environment project site and see for yourself how a legacy of pollution is being tackled for a greener future!
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