|Project Details||The decision to open a landfill in the quarry of the Poligono della Selva of Chiaiano was formalized in Decree n. 90 of May 23rd 2008, converted into Law no. 123 of July 14th 2008. This decree by the Berlusconi government placed the Commissioner to the Emergency in close cooperation with the Prime Minister and entrusted the role of the Chief Commissioner to the Civil Protection Head office Guido Bertolaso. The decree authorized, in addition to the transfer of municipal waste, hazardous waste materials marked with codes CER 19:01:11 (ash and slag containing dangerous substances), 19:01:13 (fly ash and slag containing dangerous substances), 19:02:05 (sludge from chemical and physical treatments containing dangerous substances), 19:12:11 (other wastes containing dangerous substances). The framework of the emergency had also enabled to design and build the landfill outside of environmental impact assessments, and landscape and hydrogeological safety standards. |
In June 2008, the Environmental Division of the Naples City Council, along with some municipalities surrounding the landfill, submitted an appeal to the administrative tribunal of Lazio and a complaint to the attorney to the waste emergency, in which they declared the unsuitability of the quarry of Chiaiano for the asymmetric position of the site and for its proximity to hospitals and homes. A year later, came the judgment that rejected them both.
During the same period, meetings were held between Commissioner Bertolaso, the citizenry, the municipal authorities and the technicians expressed by local committees. According to the findings of the committees’ experts, the quarry is not eligible to dispose hundreds of thousands of tons waste. A few months later, also was issued the water analysis of the site conducted by ARPAC (Campania Regional Environmental Protection Agency), which showed the presence of fluoride, arsenic and antimony. These figures, according to the committees, support the theory of the technical part concerning the permeability of the soil of the quarry and made evident the need for remediation of the area.
|Project Area (in hectares)||9,6 ha|
|Level of Investment (in USD)||32,813,500 USD|
|Type of Population||Urban|
|Potential Affected Population||250.000 inhabitants of the district of Chiaiano and surrounding areas|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||FIBE from Italy - quarry owner|
IBI spa from Italy - constructor and manager of the landfill
Edilcar from Italy - constructor subcontracted
|Relevant government actors||- Commissioner to the Emergency|
- Presidency of the Council of Ministers
- Head of Civil Protection
- Local administrations of Chiaiano, Marano and Mugnano
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Permanent garrison against the landfill of Chiaiano and Marano (http://www.chiaianodiscarica.it/); Community center Insurgencia (https://www.facebook.com/labinsurgencia) ; Assizes of Naples and of South Italy (http://www.napoliassise.it/) ;Network Campania, Health and Environment(http://www.rifiuticampania.org/) ; Committee Alarm Toxic Waste (http://www.allarmerifiutitossici.org/) ; Committee NO Landfills of North Naples Municipalities (https://nodiscarichenordnapoli.wordpress.com/)|