Fact Finding Visit to Italy: 17 - 18 December 2018

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The Committee on Petitions will conduct a fact-finding mission from 17-18 December 2018 to Valledora, Italy. The purpose of the mission is to investigate concerns about several quarries and landfills located between the municipalities of Alice Castello and Cavaglià (Piedmont Region, Italy). The delegation will meet with local civil and religious authorities, and consult citizens as well as scientific and legal experts before conducting a site inspection in the area concerned.

The delegation will enquire whether there are threats to surface and ground waters, which are claimed to have been caused by leakges from the landfills,and encourage citizens and authorities to act together to seek a solution and prevent irreversible damage to the water sources.