The limited liability company ‘Zincherie Adriatiche S.r.l’ owns a hot-dip galvanising plant for ferrous metals, situated in the town of Diso, near Lecce, in Italy, which has not been operational since April 2015.
In September 2016, the Diso municipal council gave its approval for the factory to be converted from a galvanising plant into an accommodation facility, without providing for the clean-up of the site. In November 2016, the results of the tests carried out by ARPA Puglia confirmed the presence of metals such as beryllium, tin and zinc in the land adjacent to the plant at higher levels than those permitted by Legislative Decree 152/2006, part IV, Attachment 5, Table 1.
What is more, groundwater tests revealed the presence of arsenic at concentrations more than twice the permitted limit. — Does the Commission consider the galvanising plant to be covered by Directive 2004/35/EC, Directive 2010/75/EU or by other relevant European legislation? PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-007443-16 Soil contamination.
VMGMART via YOUTUBE 02/05/13 Webinar on Bioengineering Solutions for Contaminated Soil and Waste Water Treatment. LanduseKN via YOUTUBE 09/07/13 A Rapid Bioassay for PHC-contaminated Soil - John Ashworth. Civil Contractors Federation VIC via YOUTUBE 28/08/14 Identifying the Risk of Potentially Contaminated Soil. HEER WEBINAR via YOUTUBE 13/05/15 Long Term Management of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater. Ann. Ist. Super. Sanità vol.50 n.2 Roma Apr./Jun. 2014 Cancer incidence in Italian contaminated sites. Cancer incidence in Italian contaminated sites Pietro CombaI; Paolo RicciII,III; Ivano IavaroneI; Roberta PirastuIV; Carlotta BuzzoniIII,VI; Mario FuscoIII,VII; Stefano FerrettiIII,VIII; Lucia FazzoI; Roberto PasettoI; Amerigo ZonaI; Emanuele CrocettiIII, V; for ISS-AIRTUM Working Group for the study of cancer incidence in contaminated sites*
PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-004813-15 Pollution and demilitarisation of the Marola area (La Spezia, Liguria, Italy) For over 100 years the Italian navy has occupied around 8 hectares of land off the sea-front of Marola (La Spezia, Italy), which in recent years has become nothing more than a dumping ground for scrap and pollutant waste, even though it lies just 100 metres away from schools and housing.
Residents have long been calling for the demilitarisation and reclamation of this area, the use of which is being needlessly denied them, with no business activities having been conducted there for over 20 years. The areas of land and stretches of water are instead just being used as a dump, with mooring for ships, various forms of scrap and sheds with asbestos roofing all posing significant environmental risks. The substantial presence of asbestos and heavy metals has also been acknowledged by a conference of departments within the Italian Ministry for the Environment. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-002577-15 Soil pollution along the Adriatic and Ionian coastlines. International Journal of GEOMATE, May, 2016, LESSONS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON OF CONTAMINATED LAND POLICIES WITH RISK GOVERNANCE IN JAPAN, THE NETHERLANDS, AND THE UK.
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY - 2016 - A Study on Different Human Health Risk Assessment Tools for Contaminated Soil. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-003875-16 Soil contamination in Brindisi. By means of ordinance No 5 of 9 March 2016, the Brindisi Municipal Council has banned the abstraction of groundwater, and its use for agricultural purposes, from wells that are located in the industrial area and the Brindisi site of national interest.
PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-002338-16 Toxic soil problem in Romania. Romania is faced with the problem of toxic soil in areas where factories used to be located and areas where chemical industry activities were carried out.
These types of site not only cause considerable damage to the soil but also have a negative effect on the life and health of those in the immediate surroundings. Romania currently has a strategy to remedy this situation, but both the remedy and the investigations which need to be carried out on each contaminated or potentially contaminated site are extremely expensive. This strategy is split into different periods: by 2020 the problem of contaminated sites needs to be resolved as a matter of urgency and by 2050 the problems linked to potentially contaminated sites should be resolved.
It is true that we have a large number of these sites, but the period for fixing those problems is extremely long, and during that period the sites will continue to cause harm to both the environment and the lives of people in general. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-000460-16 Contaminated food, Campania. Water Air Soil Pollut. 2015; 226(5): 142. Geostatistical Microscale Study of Magnetic Susceptibility in Soil Profile and Magnetic Indicators of Potential Soil Pollution.
INTECH 26/03/14 Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination. Edited by Maria C.
Hernandez-Soriano, ISBN 978-953-51-1235-8, 918 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 26, 2014 under CC BY 3.0 licenseDOI: 10.5772/57086 Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations. Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-004813-15 Pollution and demilitarisation of the Marola area (La Spezia, Liguria, Italy) WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY 01/04/14 Protecting our soil with the RECARE project - A growing world population has to deal with increas.
A growing world population has to deal with increasingly urgent issues of food security, flooding and drought, as well as pollution which threaten agricultural productivity and the environment.
The answer to all these urgent issues could rest in the soil. In the RECARE project we aim to find and share solutions to protect our soils. Soil is vital to supporting food production as well as the filtering of water consumed by humans and plants. In addition, soil cycles and stores nutrients which are key to supporting life, as well as holding water to alleviate the stresses of both drought and flooding and storing carbon to mitigate against climate change. Soils under increasing threat Due to growing human intervention and unsustainable management, soils are currently under increasing threat from a wide range of processes, such as soil erosion, compaction, desertification, salinization, sealing, contamination and loss of organic matter and biodiversity. Results in the RECARE Information Hub.
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH - 2013 - Contaminated Sites in Europe: Review of the Current Situation Based on Data. EHP - DEC 2013 - Urban Gardening: Managing the Risks of Contaminated Soil. 2010 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World 1 – 6 August 2010, Brisbane, Human and ecological. DEFRA 10/04/12 Contaminated land statutory guidance.