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Parliamentary questions
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28 November 2017
Question for written answer E-007321-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Rosa D'Amato (EFDD)

 Subject:  Zincherie Adriatiche S.r.l.
 Answer in writing 

In the municipality of Diso, there is a plant owned by Zincherie Adriatiche S.r.l. and formerly managed by Corvaglia S.r.l., which was operational from 2000 to April 2015. The municipality is responsible for ensuring that soil and water remediation work is carried out promptly.

According to the official technical report filed by an expert during the civil proceedings some citizens brought against the plant’s owners, the area sampled is contaminated with tin. This is used during the production process as an alloy. Therefore, since that analyte is distributed over the whole of the area investigated, from the land within the facility (3.2 mg/kg) to land that is further away (1.93 to 1.98 mg/kg), the conclusion drawn is that emissions resulting from the plant’s activity have caused harm to the public in terms of soil contamination. This is the result of dust containing tin being released and deposited in the soil, caused by both vented and non-vented emissions.

The hygiene and public health department of the Lecce local health authority has reported that concentration limits for arsenic have been exceeded in samples of groundwater taken from wells in the area of the plant.

Is the Commission aware of this situation?

Does it consider action under the Soil and Water Directives would be possible?

Original language of question: IT 
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