The Malta Independent 20 August 2019, Tuesday

European Commission to investigate whether LG tanker poses risk

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 20:16 Last update: about 5 years ago

The petition questioning the anchoring of the LG tanker at Marsaxlokk has been accepted by the European Parliament and is currently being investigated, MEP Roberta Metsola announced this evening.

Back in May 2014, Dr Metsola presented her petition, supported by more than 3000 people, emphasising that there has not been any maritime impact assessment carried out on the project and underlining that the risks to residents would be greatly mitigated should the tanker be berthed outside the bay, with proper security zones around it.

Dr Metsola said that the project may run contrary to the provisions of the EU's SEVESO Directive, and that the impact on people's lives, the environment, businesses, fishermen and their boats has not been properly taken into consideration by the government. 

 

 

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