Estonia's first floating islands, the aim of which is to clean water bodies, were installed on the three ponds of Soolikaoja creek in the city of Rakvere.
Improving the aquatic environment of Soolikaoja is part of the ten-year project LIFE IP CleanEST.
Plants were planted on 11 floating islands, which clean the water through the roots from the pollutants.
The work of eliminating the residual pollution on the territory of the former Kohtla-Nõmme tire factory, which started in July, has now been completed. In total, nearly 14,000 m3 of heavily contaminated soil and 100 m3 of residual oil were removed.
Foto: Ka kalad tunnevad kurbust. Pildi autor: Kristelle Helme