UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR WILL ACQUIRE DOCUMENTS IN ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT about SOLVAY'S ROSIGNANO PLANT
Marcos A. Orellana, UN Special Rapporteur, will acquire allegations on the implications between toxic substances, hazardous waste and human rights has just concluded his official visit to Italy. This decisions has been taken following the meeting with M5s Member of the Parliament Francesco Berti, who exposed the problem of pollution produced by Solvay in Rosignano (LI).
In the final report, the Special Rapporteur, has officially and publicly committed to investigate the issue of direct spills into the sea that accumulate on the Livorno beach and have distorted its chemical composition. Solvay’s problem will be mentioned in the report drafted by the UN and will be published by the year 2022, following further in-depth studies in progress. The United Nations are not new to the issue, in fact, already in 1999, the site of Rosignano was included in a list containing the 10 most polluted places in the Mediterranean.
This is an important step forward to bring the global environmental sensitivity, represented by international organizations, on the territory of Tuscany and Livorno. The full support of the United Nations will make it possible to shed light on the matter and on the lack of control and vigilance also of the Italian institutions, to finally find a real solution to the problem. Solvay must, as it has done in all the other countries where it operates, make the necessary investments to modernize the plant and stop dumping industrial waste directly on the beach and in the sea.
Attached is the final report where the Rapporteur states that he wants to go deeper into the Solvay issue.