Ionian Islands Regional Council Resolution on fires in waste management sites

Being appalled at the recent events of the fires that occurred in the management area of waste in Corfu, Paxos, and Kefalonia , which generate intense anxiety and suspicion because only random can not be considered, since it occurred all within a period of approximately one month, expressed by a majority the Regional Council of the Ionian Islands in its regular meeting, which took place on Sunday, September 6, 2020 by teleconference through the service e: Presence.gov.gr.

Pending for all the incidents, the official conclusion of the competent Fire Service, so that the Regional Council can now be officially placed, according to the findings that will be made public, asks the current management Authorities to make every effort to supervise and protect the areas of management facilities, which require serious measures of effective guarding and supervision.

At the same time, it is emphasized that the Ionian Islands Region will take all appropriate actions, so that with the suggestion of a competent Scientific Body, the effects of these fires in the wider area where they occurred were measured and controlled.

The resolution proposed by the Regional Authority and voted in favor is:

  • The Regional Council expresses its disgust at the recent events of the fires that occurred in the waste management area in Corfu, Paxos, and just yesterday in Kefalonia, events that raise strong concern and suspicion because only by chance can not be considered, since all within about a month.

We are waiting for all the incidents, the official conclusion of the competent Fire Service, so that the Regional Council is now officially placed, depending on the findings that will see the light of day.

  • It requests from the current competent Management Authorities (FOSDA, SYDISA, EDAKI) etc to make every effort to supervise and protect the premises of the management facilities, which need serious measures of effective guarding and supervision. Regarding the issue of taking precautionary measures, for the protection of the inhabitants and the public health, from the consequences of these fires, the Region of Ionian Islands, will take every appropriate action, by taking a corresponding decision, so that with the suggestion of a competent person. scientific body, to measure and control the environmental effects of these fires in the wider area where they occurred.

  • The Ionian Islands Region states that with its participation in the new interdisciplinary Solid Waste Management Agency, it assures that with the completion of the process and the full assumption of responsibilities of the new Agency, which include the responsibility of waste management areas. of all the Regional Units, it will be suggested as a matter of priority to the Board of Directors of the new Agency, to take all the necessary measures, for the complete control and guarding of the premises of these facilities. The aim is to prevent similar incidents in the future, either by accident or fraudulent acts, with the aim of protecting not only these facilities, but mainly the health of the inhabitants of our islands where they operate and will operate in the future, under the form of modern management factories.

  • The new Regional FODSA will also propose the creation of an Observatory for conducting regular atmospheric measurements in collaboration with competent certified research centers.

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