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“We can no longer do without waste-to-energy plants”.
That of the mayor of Syracuse, Francesco Italia is more than an opening.
For the first citizen of Arezzo, the construction of two waste-to-energy plants – as planned and wanted by the Region – would be the solution to solve the constant waste emergency that the island is experiencing due to the now saturated landfills.
“We were among the first to ask for them – said Italy during an interview with the Telecolor broadcaster – and as a political class we should ask that it be a priority for the next regional government.”
Meanwhile, last April the regional governor Nello Musumeci declared the tender for the construction of the two plants concluded after the evaluation team concluded the evaluation work on the seven proposals arrived, choosing two.
The first involves the construction of a waste-to-energy plant in Gela costing 647 million, while the second focuses on a plant in Pantano D’Arci worth approximately 400 million.
Each of the two plants will have the capacity to dispose of between 300,000 and 450,000 tons of unsorted waste.
But this solution certainly cannot solve the immediate problem of sending unsorted waste to landfills.
And also on this point the mayor of Syracuse wanted to have his say, proposing a sort of priority for the most virtuous municipalities.
“There are realities that make enormous efforts to differentiate – he explains – and therefore in my opinion a regulation should be made that establishes conferment priorities for those who differentiate more than those who are less virtuous.
If you do not do this, you risk nullifying the work done, just as happened in Syracuse, where for over two weeks it was not possible to collect the undifferentiated even in those areas of the city that differentiate ”.
News from Sicily 2022-06-23 09:31:00