Airfield ZELJAVA
Monument to the human's ingenuity (...and stupidity)
Airfield now Pljesevica-slope
Memory to Robert Facebook (LYBI Željava) exYU AIR FORCE equip.     LYBI dioramas  
Interactive scheme with pre/post destruction photographs & video of the airfield Zeljava  


Important notice for all who have plane to visit AF Zeljava!
This is the view of AF Zeljava area by CMAC (Croatian Mine Action Centre)
...seriously consider these informations if You have a plan to visit AF Zeljava!

If You decide to go inside the tunnels of the "Klek" facility (underground part of tha AF Zeljava) please be very careful because on certain places from the ceeling hangs very big concrete pieces only on the armature iron.
Also, some parts of the tunnels is in the very poor condition and at risk of collapsing!

Most critical parts are:
-center of the "Star" (position 38 on the schema, danger of collapsing, dust)
-big ceiling crack in the tunnel that leads to exit 4 (position 50 on the schema, danger of collapsing)
-entrance 1 (on the ceiling hangs large pieces of the concrete on the armature iron)
-lower elevator station who lead to the control tower

It also would be important to protect the respiratory organs because of the known PCB compounds pollution through the dust.
Also unknown is the fate of ionization smoke detectors, hundreds of them were placed on the tunnels ceilings.
Those in normal use are not dangerous, but if their casing are broken then radioactive component of americium-241 can be free and easily absorbed in the lungs...that can cause cancer and genetic damage in extreme cases.
A t t e n t i o n !

With destroying of this airfield great ecological damage has been done. This survey here shows that on Zeljava airfield has been detected high concetration of a chemichal compaunds polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), especialy in the tunnel 1 where that concetration is 164ppm(parts per milion).
Here is some more data about PCB compaunds (non-englsih).

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in Zeljava
Toxicological situation in facility today (2008)(non-english)
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Schematic display of underground water connections around mountain Pljesevica:

Survey results of connections displayed on chart left:
Whole document, from which was taken this 2 part's, you can download from here (on english).

Magazin "Voda i mi "(Water and us), nr.43/2005, pages 44-50 include this article
"War waste and soil pollution of karst areas in Bosnia and Hezegoovina with polychlorinated biphenyls" you can download from here (non-english).


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