The contract for environmental remediation of the Barracão Former Radium Factory, included in that of the Prado Velho and Ferro Velho, consisted of the following main activities:
- Preliminary works, including the removal of debris from the old buildings and industrial facilities to Prado Velho;
- Removal of contaminated materials to the confined disposal site at Prado Velho;
- Cleaning and removal of underlying soils to the confined disposal site at Prado Velho;
- Recovery of the landscape.
This contract was awarded to Oliveiras Empreiteiros, SA for € 3,159,628.58 (including Prado Velho and Ferro Velho) and had a duration of 238 days.
The investment in this intervention was co-financed by the Cohesion Fund and enabled the objectives proposed for these former mining areas to be achieved, including a reduction in risks to safety, environmental and radiological risks, while simultaneously improving the surrounding landscape, as well as recovering areas that had been rendered unusable by the disposal of tailings associated with the mining operations, and which may now be used for other purposes.