Petition No 0898/2021 by Triantafyllos Koutsouridis (Greek) on the danger for local residents from lignite mining activities by the public electricity company (PPC/ DEI) in Florina (Greece)  
Petition data  

0898/2021

Summary title: Petition No 0898/2021 by Triantafyllos Koutsouridis (Greek) on the danger for local residents from lignite mining activities by the public electricity company (PPC/ DEI) in Florina (Greece)

Petition number: 0898/2021

Topics: Environment - Impact Assessments,  Health,  Environment

Country: Greece

Petitioner data  

Name: Triantafyllos Koutsouridis

Petition Summary  

The petitioner complains about the danger caused from the mining activity carried out by the Greek public power corporation (PPC/DEI) in the community of Valtonera in Florina. He refers to the massive landslide that occurred in June 2017 at the site and to the lack of measures taken ever since. He claims that there have been several observations of cracks in buildings and the ground for about a decade now. Moreover, he states that many studies conclude that living in the area is dangerous and propose its evacuation. The petitioner therefore calls on the European Parliament and the Commission to ensure the life and safety of the inhabitants.