The chemical triangle has been a core sector for the German chemical industry since the 1930's. Huge industrial areas are still operative at Merseburg, Schkopau and Bitterfeld. These are often powered by coal power plants. Huge landfills with toxic waste are visible in the landscape.
Philip Max Baum, 9 December 2021, "Chemical Industry, Coal Power, Contaminated sites", contributed by Philipp Max Baum, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 9 December 2021, accessed 3 July 2022. https://disaster-sts-network.org/content/chemical-industry-coal-power-contaminated-sites