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Green Public Procurement in road industry

The roads are mainly built by the public administration or its dealers: are the EU Green Public Procurement in road industry applied? Following the main legislative framework: the procurement  Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement, which repeals Directive 2004/18/EC on public works, supply and service contracts; the utilities Directive 2014/25/EU on procurement by entities operating in…

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Green remediation restarts a requalification after 13 years

Contaminated area for requalification stopped for over 13 years due excessive remediation costs: fuel depot near Bologna. Ecosurvey has been appointed to review the case of the 13 years dismissed industrial site abandoned due to excessive remediations costs: it proposed a solution of Green Remediation with low environmental impact. Within 10 mounts the following actions…

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Polluter pays, not the owner? not responsible!

Accordingly, whereas one line of authority — based, inter alia, on the precautionary principle, the principle that preventive action should be taken and the ‘polluter pays’ principle, all of which are specific to EU law — considers the owner to be under an obligation to adopt emergency safety measures and rehabilitation measures even where that…

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Surface water runoff: crime in absence of law

Surface water runoff: crime in absence of law As it flows over the land surface, stormwater picks up potential pollutants that may include sediment, nutrients (from lawn fertilizers), bacteria (from animal and human waste), pesticides (from lawn and garden chemicals), metals (from rooftops and roadways), and petroleum by-products (from leaking vehicles): the Decree 152/2006 estabilish with…

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Emergency Safety Measures

In 2011, a company that operates in the field of industrial coatings and resins receives the measure that includes ” activation no later than 10 days from the date of receipt of this notice of appropriate safety measures put in through the pumping of groundwater and the subsequent treatment / disposal , in order to…

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