The new permit is initially limited until the end of 2021. A decision on the injection in the years 2022-2027 will not be made before next year following the adoption of the new river management plan by the Weser River Basin Community (FGG Weser). As part of the corresponding consultation process, K+S is involved in the preparation of this river management planning and will contribute the technical and socio-economic aspects important from the company's point of view to the discussion.
“For our employees at the Werra and Neuhof-Ellers plants, this permit is great news. Indeed, it proves that our extensive investments and measures to further reduce environmental burdens are being recognized and it serves as an incentive to initiate continued improvements in the future,” says Dr. Burkhard Lohr, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S.
An amendment to the previous injection permit concerns the lowering of the limit value for chloride from 2,500 to 2,400 milligrams/liter by the approval authority, advancing a reduction in the salt concentration planned by K+S by one year.
K+S considers itself a customer-focused, independent minerals company for the Agriculture, Industry, Consumers, and Communities segments. Our more than 14,000 employees enable farmers to provide nutrition for the world, solutions that keep industries going, improve daily life for consumers and provide safety in the winter. We continually meet the growing demand for mineral products from production sites in Europe, North and South America as well as a worldwide sales network. We strive for sustainability because we are deeply committed to our responsibilities to people, environment, communities and economy in the regions in which we operate.