On the occasion of the so-called de-lignification, proposals are constantly seeing the light of day, which are presented as "emblematic investments" and reveal the "Plan" of the Government which wants to make Western Macedonia a vast landfill.
This is how we learn, without being refuted by either side, officially, that there is a plan that through "Egnatia of waste" will be transported for processing, all the garbage of Northern Greece in the area of the former Mines. It also became known, this was even confirmed by RIS, the intention to burn garbage in lignite plants that close but also in 5the unit after 2028 where lignite combustion is planned to stop.
Apart from this, there is talk lately about the deposition of asbestos residues from all over Greece, maybe from abroad, in the area of the former MAVE which has been restored in recent years during the 95%. There is a decision of the Regional Governor for the creation of a committee that will examine the possibility of creating an asbestos landfill in MAVE.. Θεωρούμε απαράδεκτη την ενέργεια του περιφερειάρχη και του Δημάρχου Σερβίων να αποδεχθούν τη δημιουργία ΧΥΤΑ αμιάντου χωρίς να έχει παρουσιαστεί καμία Μελέτη Περιβαλλοντικών Επιπτώσεων. Not only without the opinion of the residents but without considering any possible solution. It is obvious that they want in the middle “special conditions” pandemic to end a crime.
This is expected to cause nightmares in the Area because it is well known that asbestos is a major cause of carcinogenesis and no one can guarantee it.:
- That there will be no escape into the atmosphere of asbestos dust during transport and storage.
- That fibers from asbestos deposits and other toxic elements will not pass into the aquifer.
- That the artificial lakes of Hilarion and Polyphytos are not in danger of further pollution.
- That the agricultural and livestock products produced in the areas around the landfill. Asbestos will not be devalued - "targeted" by consumers and trade in general.
The views that were heard that "we did not suffer anything for so many years that we drank water that was transported by asbestos pipes" are misplaced and dangerous.. Because we "suffered" and would suffer even more, it was decided to replace the asbestos pipes everywhere and all the facilities as well as the accessories (brake zipper, asbestos gloves etc.) made of asbestos material.
Residents of the surrounding area in recent years are trying to overcome the huge economic and environmental problems created by the closure of the plant and the Asbestos mines. (MAVE). This effort is made mainly in the primary sector (agricultural cultivation, livestock, apiculture) and must be supported by the Government, the Region and the Municipality.
Instead, we are watching an effort to impose the construction and operation of the landfill in the area of the former MAVE, which is presented as developmental and necessary. This solution is promoted apart from some private companies that have interests and the Regional Authority and the Mayor of Serbia. Χωρίς καμιά συζήτηση με τους κατοίκους της Περιοχής αλλά και χωρίς καμιά συλλογική απόφαση ούτε του Περιφερειακού Συμβουλίου ούτε του Δημοτικού Συμβουλίου Σερβίων.
On the opposite side are the inhabitants of the area who try to develop agricultural and livestock activities but also mild forms of tourism. (Fireplaces, Βουνάσα, Aliakmonas, Lakes, monasteries etc.) and scientists warning of dangers to ecosystems and health.
We stand unreservedly against any thought of creating this dangerous landfill in the Area and we demand from those in charge to seriously consider the proposals of the residents but also of the scientists of the Area who propose another kind of development with respect to the Environment, human health, the sustainability and development of the agri-food sector.
H πολιτική του καπιταλιστικού τρόπου ανάπτυξης της Ε.Ε., που υλοποιείτε από τις εκάστοτε θλιβερές πολιτικές μαριονέτες (SW-SYRIZA-KINAL etc.), και το τοπικό κράτος ΔΗΜΟΙ – ΠΕΡΙΦΕΡΕΙΑ, ends up, to turn the region into a "battery" of controversial "private" RES and energy, toxic waste landfill, και τελικά να δημιουργήσει μια αποθήκη ψυχών μισο-εργαζομένων και ανέργων.
We call on the entire People of D.. Macedonia to return as unacceptable any action that further degrades the Area and creates conditions for abandonment and desertification of the wider Area. To put a brake on and overturn this policy that you are turning against its very existence and future. We are committed to "back", together with the people, στη δημιουργία ενός τέτοιου κινήματος που θα ανατρέψει εκ βάθρων τα σχέδια τους.
No to the creation of the Asbestos Landfill in the former MAVE
The area should not become a garbage dump and a landfill for the whole of Greece
Her Press Office "Left Coalition for the OVERTHROW in Western Macedonia"