City using toxic soil on waterfront

Building industry representatives are complaining that the city has given its property development agency, By & Havn, permission to use polluted soil in construction of earthen noise barriers at the waterfront site Prøvestenen. The soil was dumped on the site starting in the 1990s and may contain mercury and lead. Privately owned companies would normally be required to remove suspected pollutants, at an estimated cost of up to 20 million kroner.