Eyller Berg

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Eyller Berg
height 77  m above sea level NN (measurement 2011)
location Kamp-Lintfort , Wesel district , North Rhine-Westphalia
Coordinates 51 ° 28 '53 "  N , 6 ° 31' 22"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 28 '53 "  N , 6 ° 31' 22"  E
Eyller Berg (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Eyller Berg
Type Terminal moraine , heaped mountain
rock Debris (clay, sand, gravel)
particularities Toxic waste dump

The Eyller Berg (also Eyllsche-Berg ) is a formerly 63 m, today up to 77 m high Ice Age terminal moraines - Inselberg south of the Lower Rhine Heights in the Wesel district in North Rhine-Westphalia . It is located in the south of Kamp-Lintfort near the municipal border with Neukirchen-Vluyn and has been used as a landfill for decades . The surface shape of the almost forest-free mountain is almost completely artificially reshaped and is still changing.

To the north-west of the mountain lie the former moated castle Haus Eyll and the listed Eyll parish church . North-east of the mountain, in the area of ​​the unfinished Geldern – Sevelen – Utfort railway line , is the “Eyller Berg” motocross race track. The 1950 inaugurated tradition complex is in a conservation area and therefore must be driven per year only on two dates: during the International ADAC -Motocross race on May 1, and training days in October.



At the beginning of the 20th century, the mountain was first used as a gravel pit . The mined clays , sands and gravels were mostly used as construction and backfill material for the neighboring Friedrich Heinrich hard coal mine . Material from the Eyller Berg was also used in the construction of the federal motorway 40 , which runs a few kilometers to the south . Through the excavations were two formerly existing on the mountain and cultural monument standing tumuli destroyed.


After the Second World War - over several decades and divided into different landfill sections - the abandoned pit areas were backfilled and the mountain was refilled. This was mainly done with household waste , bulky waste and building rubble from the city of Kamp-Lintfort (municipal landfill from 1960 to 1975) as well as with tailings ( washing mountains , sludge) and coking plant rubble from the neighboring Friedrich Heinrich colliery ( RAG landfill operation from 1960 to 1990). Furthermore, fecal sludge from LINEG was deposited on the Eyller Berg (operation from the 1960s to 1982).

From the 1970s, the south-eastern area of ​​the mountain was gradually converted into a class III hazardous waste landfill operated privately by the Ossendot Group . Among other things, large parts of the heavy metal-containing electroplating sludge from all over North Rhine-Westphalia are stored on the Eyller Berg . This landfill has been owned by Eyller-Berg Abfallbeseitigungsgesellschaft mbH (EBA), an Ossendot subsidiary, since 1993.

There have been and still are several legal disputes and political disputes over the legality of the operation of the EBA landfill. This includes, among other things, operating permits and their design, immission control and waste law requirements and applications, landfill heights to be complied with and permitted landfill volumes, recultivation requirements , the discharge of environmental toxins and harmful substances, as well as responsibilities and omissions by supervisory authorities .

In 1999, the consortium EBA / Ossendot Environmental Protection GmbH submitted an application to the Düsseldorf district government for the construction of an additional chemical-physical waste treatment plant (CPB plant) on the landfill site. This application was then suspended and then revised several times. Ten years later he became known to a wider public after the Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) wrote a critical opinion on the procedure in April 2009 and then wrote a fire letter to the Ministry of the Environment in North Rhine-Westphalia . The BUND NRW addressed the planned CPB system, the pollution associated with its operation and the lack of approval in its opinion. In June 2009 the local Neue Rhein Zeitung reported for the first time on the CPB plans. The Eyller Berg Neukirchen-Vluyn / Kamp-Lintfort Citizens' Initiative for Toxic Waste Landfill was founded and has since been campaigning for the closure of the landfill together with other groups.

Approval for the CPB facility is scheduled for November 2012.

2012 reported several TV programs on the landfill problem on Eyller Mountain, including Frontal21 , ZDFinfo and the WDR local time .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b City of Kamp-Lintfort: Eyller Berg garbage dump, elevation plan (surveyed January 16, 2011)
  2. a b c d City of Kamp-Lintfort: Elevation plan for the refilling of the Eyller mountain from 1969. (Environment Committee of March 17, 2011)
  3. a b c d e f g Lutz Malonek: The Chronicle of the Eyller Berg - A mountain on the way from a natural paradise to an environmental hell. (April 2012) (PDF; 4.7 MB)
  4. ^ ADAC Motorclub 1950 eV Kamp-Lintfort: Training opportunities in our region.
  5. ^ ADAC Motorclub 1950 eV Kamp-Lintfort: Eyller-Berg-Kurs.
  6. ^ A b c Citizens' initiative toxic waste dump Eyller Berg Neukirchen-Vluyn / Kamp-Lintfort eV: Chronology Eyller Berg. (August 9, 2009)
  7. ^ City of Kamp-Lintfort / LINEG: Groundwater situation Eyller Berg (table template for the environmental committee on March 17, 2011). (PDF; 323 kB)
  8. a b Harry Seelhoff: Eyller Berg: Lead value is much too high. (September 1, 2011)
  9. Eyller-Berg Abfallbeseitigungsgesellschaft: www.eyller-berg.de, subpage "Eyller-Berg"
  10. ^ Harry Seelhoff: Environmental scandal over toxic waste dump on the Lower Rhine. (July 2, 2012)
  11. Ulrich Ernenputsch: Suspicious rush on the Eyller Berg. (July 21, 2010)
  12. Harry Seelhoff: Politicians want to close the Eyller Berg toxic waste dump. (September 15, 2011)
  13. Harry Seelhoff: The toxic waste dump has long been full. (June 19, 2012)
  14. Claudia Baitinger, BUND NRW: Opinion on the application for a permit according to § 4 BImSchG for the construction and operation of a chemical-physical waste treatment plant on the Eyller Berg landfill in Kamp-Lintfort (April 22, 2009)
  15. BUND NRW: Eyller Berg hazardous waste dump: Better an end with horror than a horror without end. Demand for closure and immediate recultivation of the scandal landfill in Kamp-Lintfort. (September 14, 2011)
  16. Harry Seelhoff: Carcinogenic on the Eyller Berg. (June 12, 2009)
  17. Harry Seelhoff: Eyller Berg is higher than allowed. (August 27, 2011)
  18. Christian Spolders: More garbage for the Eyller Berg. (September 27, 2012)
  19. Frontal21, broadcast on July 17, 2012, article "Toxic waste makes you sick - authorities wall" ( Memento of the original from March 3, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.mediastream.de
  20. ZDFinfo from September 27, 2012, article "Tickende Zeitbomben"
  21. Local time Duisburg, broadcasts on May 10, 2012 and June 28, 2012