2019 Industrial

Aliağa Organized Industrial Zone

Aliaga is a heavily industrialized area on the coast of the Aegean Sea. Due to high rates of pollution, the region is almost a death zone. Aliaga district has been contaminated by negligently increasing investments. Among these are oil refineries, petrochemical and waste incineration facilities, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) filling facilities and storage tanks, hazardous shipbreaking yards, ports, imported coalyards, junkyards, fertilizer factories, rolling mill plants, 6 arc furnaced iron steel facilities, hazardous factory waste grounds, iron steel sub-industry and casting facilities, logistics facilities, 3 natural gas and oil fired thermic power plants. When one takes into consideration the Bakircay region, the northern axis of Izmir has been completely discarded with the pollutions of Bergama gold mine, Maltepe organized leather industrial zone, paper mill and Aliaga Organized Industrial Zone (ALOSBI). Increasing investments that are ongoing for 30 years have long exceeded their sustainable limit. 6 arc furnace iron steel factories operate next to each other and a seventh one is being planned. The region has also become uninhabitable with the rolling mill plants and sub-industry facilities. Furthermore, the project threatens the 3000 year old ancient town of Kyme, the posidonia meadows in Nemrut Bay, the water catchment area and forests in the Ilipinar Golyuzu area with the oxide layers, dross and furnace flue dust that will be released.

Source: Ejatlas