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Procedure : 2008/0231(CNS)
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Document selected : A6-0236/2009

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PV 21/04/2009 - 20
CRE 21/04/2009 - 20

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PV 22/04/2009 - 6.38
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Tuesday, 21 April 2009 - Strasbourg OJ edition

20. Community framework for nuclear safety (debate)
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  John Attard-Montalto (PSE ), in writing. – I would like to draw my attention to the environmental situation of Marsaxloqq Bay. The most picturesque bay in Malta was destroyed when a power station was built. This has had a health impact on the residents in its region especially those of Marsaxloqq. Now an incineration plant is being planned in this bay and once again the inhabitants of this region are going to be subject to environmental nightmare. In addition, there is a health hazard which cannot be estimated.

When I was the lawyer in a case trying to prevent the construction of a power station in the bay I was able to prove that discharges were not all being absorbed by the atmosphere. Some discharges were found too heavy to evaporate and would find themselves falling in the vicinity of the station. Tiles in open places were visibly stained by a rust-coloured substance. It resulted that those stains were a result of discharges. What is the situation going to be when increased discharges from the incineration plant will be allowed into the atmosphere?

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