Auction on a former toxic waste dump today 20 years ago, on June 10, 1989, in Bielefeld Brake one of the most unusual and unique auction in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany carried out. What had happened? In the 1960s, a dredged clay pit in brake was to the toxic waste dump of the city of Bielefeld and the former district. The area changed hands during this period several times. A brickyard in 1965 sold the former clay pit to a farmer. By the same author: Bill de Blasio. This cashed three years high amounts of money by a waste carrier, which fully humped the clay pit. 60 000 litres of toxic sludge should have been there a year. This amount would have been sufficient to destroy Europe wrote population such as a local newspaper at the time. The city of Bielefeld, leased a part as a deposit ground for toxic industrial waste.

After the pit was filled, the carrier sold the pit for several hundred thousand mark on a residential construction company. And already developed land. Years later were single-family homes on this Pit built\”, which was previously covered with rubble and soil. Only when most of the aforementioned 23 homes were already a dredger in new excavation work discovered the smelly broth randomly, which appeared during the digging. in 1983 a client demonstrated his excavation of the public and from there began a drama. The city bought the 22 houses after long back and forth and the owners were compensated. The head of the construction Department of the city of Bielefeld was fired as politically responsible and the city of Bielefeld promised active help. After five years of deliberation\”and more than a thousand carried soil samples, and numerous opinions were, the complete settlement will be demolished and the owners compensated. The German Federal Supreme Court decided who had to pay the Bill: the city of Bielefeld and thus the municipal damage compensation fund, a kind of liability insurance of the cities and towns, which had to pay for the costs of remediation in brake.