EC to investigate whether LG tanker poses risk

file.aspxThe 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.

The project may run contrary to the provisions of the 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.

Source: Malta Independent

The Seveso Directive  is about prevention, preparedness and response and focused on protecting the environment, health and our economy.

Major industrial accidents involving dangerous chemicals pose a significant threat to humans and the environment. Furthermore such accidents cause huge economic losses and disrupt sustainable growth. However, the use of large amounts of dangerous chemicals is unavoidable in some industry sectors which are vital for a modern industrialised society. To minimise the associated risks, measures are necessary to prevent major accidents and to ensure appropriate preparedness and response should such accidents nevertheless happen. The Seveso Directive is well integrated with other EU policies, thus avoiding double regulation or other administrative burden.This includes following related policy areas: