Safety – from Tunnel Mouth to Breakthrough

A master plan exists for the restoration of the Emscher region, which has already been embarked on. Emscher cities, districts and industrial members belonging to the Emschergenossenschaft water board have decided in favour of binding plans and projects affecting the whole course of the Emscher. This includes the route for an Emscher waste water system. In future the waste water will be transported in closed channels and the river and its tributaries will gradually be transformed into natural water­ways. In this way a much maligned river will be restored. At the same time, the entire region between Holzwickede and Dinslaken will take on a new face.

Interview with Hans-Jürgen Witt, CEO of S-I-T Tunnelsicherheit GmbH

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