DESCRIPTION OF ACTION
The purpose of the study was to investigate the load of contaminants from the Kymijoki river on the Gulf of Finland and factors affecting it. Based on the results, predictive models were developed for dioxin and furan (PCDD/F) and mercury compounds, which can be used to simulate annual loads.
The study has been completed, and the final report (in Finnish, with English abstract) was published in 2018. The results, however, increased uncertainty, and a follow-on project to study the marine area is being considered.
FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT AND FUNDING
MAIN IMPLEMENTING PARTY AND CONTACT
Commissioned by the ELY Centre for Southeast Finland, carried out by Kymijoen vesi ja ympäristö ry
Visa Niittyniemi/ELY Centre for Southeast Finland
Final report (in Finnish with English abstract): http://www.kymijoenvesijaymparisto.fi/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Haitta-ainetutkimuksen-raportti.pdf