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Remediation works, worth 100 million kuna (EUR 13 million), at the Trebez waste management site outside Samobor, west of Zagreb, was formally completed on Monday, and on that occasion Social Democrat candidate for parliament Mihael Zmajlovic, visited the non-hazardous waste landfill, explaining that this project had been launched during his term as Environment Protection Minister in the former SDP-led government.

As much as 85% of the funds required was secured from European Union (EU) funds and 15% from Croatia's Environment Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund.

The purpose of the remediation has been to protect nearby underground waters and the Strmec water pump as well as to upgrade waste management in the town of Samobor. The project was launched on 1 October 2014.

The  landfill site that extends over 37,000 square metres has been remedied and negative effects on the environment removed. The local utilities company "Komunalac" will manage the  site and is set to build a new waste management factory on the other side of the Trebez plateau.

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