Heavy pollution with ‘eternal poison’ on Opel site in Antwerp

Significant contamination with toxic PFAS has been detected at the Opel site in the port of Antwerp. The consequences of an extinguishing foam tank that was in the ground. For the first time, the Ovam waste agency in Flanders is starting a remediation project for the stuff. The bill goes to the site’s previous owner, General Motors.

It was a tough legal battle after 2010. General Motors closed the Opel factory and the Port Authority wanted to buy back the large site, but they could not agree on the price. Independent experts …


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