State government: Agreement reached on Hamburg Elbe silt
Created: 2022-12-20Updated: 2022-12-20 12:51 p.m
Schleswig-Holstein's Environment Minister Tobias Goldschmidt is standing on a dike.
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According to the state government in Kiel, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony have reached an agreement in the dispute over the silt produced by the deepening of the Elbe.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of the Environment invited to a press statement at short notice in the early afternoon.
Environment Minister Tobias Goldschmidt (Greens), Head of State Chancellery Dirk Schrödter (CDU) and Economics Minister Claus Ruhe Madsen (independent) would inform about the agreement, it said.
Hamburg/Kiel/Hannover - In a digital round, the heads of department responsible for the environment and the heads of the state chancellery spoke about the problem of disposing of the dredged silt.
Hamburg's plans to dump silt in front of Scharhörn on Hamburg territory near a nature reserve were particularly controversial.
This met with resistance from the state governments in Kiel and Hanover.