Public hearing concerning the investment in Ruda Śląska


The consultation took place on 23 February 2017 in Ruda Śląska.

30 people participated – inhabitants of the neighbouring settlements. The meeting was chaired by the deputy mayor of Ruda Śląska – Mr. Michał Pierończyk. The concept of the investment was presented by prof. Krzysztof Rostański – the author and then dr Marta Pogrzeba from IETU presented the fitostabilization technology which will be applied on the site in order to reduce exposure of people to risk connected with contamination of the area. This technology will stabilize heavy metals which will be immobilized in the ground. 

The participants have expressed their satisfaction that the degraded area in their neighbourhood will be turned into a place for rest and recreation. The place will improve the aesthetics of the surroundings and will become a visible evidence that it is possible to create a new public space from the abandoned area in the middle of the city.

The Ruda Śląska investment will be a positive example of using a contaminated abandoned area for a new function meeting social, environmental and climatic requirements. It will be also the largest contaminated site in Silesia which will be re-used into a safe public green space.