LaSiritide – #news #Italy 04/16/2022

ENI Livorno-Collesalvetti refinery: exposed to the public prosecutor’s office for damage to health


A complaint to the Livorno Public Prosecutor’s Office was filed this morning by Greenpeace Italy, Democratic Medicine and Pro Natura: subject to the urgent request for verifications and information on the impact of environmental emissions from the ENI refinery and the effects on health populations from neighboring areas, particularly in the district of Stagno (Commune of Collesalvetti). The complaint, presented by the lawyer Riccardo Gambi of Lucca, on behalf of the associations, accompanied by various attachments, the result of investigations and numerous elements collected.

Epidemiological evidence confirms a heavy impact on the health of the inhabitants of these areas – said Marco Caldiroli, president of Democratic Medicine – it is necessary and urgent to carry out additional investigations in the district of Stagno. The Paths study on the state of health in sites of national interest has in fact highlighted an increase in pathologies, congenital malformations and excess mortality in Livorno and Collesalvetti. We believe this may be related to exposure to hazardous substances released into the environment primarily by the ENI refinery.

The spotlight was on the situation at the refinery due to the accident of November 30, 2021 at the lubricant production furnaces: on this occasion, solely due to favorable fortuitous conditions, the accident did not cause any harm to workers, even though it caused extensive pollution of a wide area around the factories.

Very few of the remedial measures required by law have been carried out by ENI. In recent months, we had already publicly denounced that the remediation work on the refinery site was scandalously at a standstill, says Giuseppe Ungherese, head of the anti-pollution campaign for Greenpeace Italy. Nothing is done and there are only a few intervention projects which only concern 5% of the land and 0% of the groundwater: what the data from the Ministry of Ecological Transition say. Those who live near the NAS have the right, like everyone else, to live in a clean and uncontaminated environment. We have the environment in the Constitution and the people of Pond have a right to prompt and effective sanitation of the area.

Mauro Furlani, President of the National Federation of Pro Natura, finally underlined that the conditions of the last integrated environmental authorization of the refinery are inadequate and do not correctly implement the European policy of reduction and integrated pollution prevention, allowing high emissions of hazardous substances and carcinogens: have determined, over the years, additional and heavy exposures for people and the environment that could have been avoided.





01/12/2021 Last Bradanica lot, open to traffic tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.

As announced in recent days, the last La Martella batch of the Bradanica national road will open tomorrow, December 2.
The opening to traffic is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at km 135 near La Martella.
The regional councilor for infrastructure and mobility, Donatella Merra, will be present.

28/11/2021 Poste Italiane: extended opening hours of three post offices in Basilicata

Poste Italiane announces that from Monday 29 November the post offices of Matera 5, Melfi and Moliterno will be affected by an increase in opening hours to the public.
In particular, the post offices of Melfi and Moliterno (PZ) will be open from Monday to Friday, from 8.20 a.m. to 7.05 p.m., on Saturday from 8.20 a.m. to 12.35 p.m. Matera 5 observes opening hours over 6 working days. Mon / Fri 08:20 13:45, Saturday 08:20 12:45.
These interventions confirm the proximity of Poste Italiane to the territory and its communities and the desire to continue to guarantee concrete support to the entire national territory. In fact, even during the pandemic, Poste Italiane has continuously ensured the provision of essential services to meet customer needs, always protecting the health of its workers and citizens.
The Company takes the opportunity to renew the invitation to citizens to visit post offices in compliance with the health and distancing regulations in force, using, where possible, the more than 8,000 Postamat ATMs available nationwide and remote service access channels. such as the Post Office app, BancoPosta, Postepay and the website

15/11/2021 Snow chains or tires mandatory

The decree signed by the director of the Office of viability and transport of the province, ling. Antonio Mancusi, with whom it is mandatory: All motor vehicle drivers, who from December 01, 2021 to March 31, 2022 pass through the road network of jurisdiction of this province of Potenza, must be equipped with winter tires (snow ) in accordance with the provisions of Community Directive 92/33 EEC transposed by the Decree of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of 30/03/1994 and its successive amendments or with those of the corresponding Regulation, or to have on board chains or other anti-skid vehicles approved and suitable for rapid use, if necessary, on the above-mentioned vehicles.

This obligation is valid even outside the foreseen danger in connection with the occurrence of snowfall or ice formation.


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