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Authorities alerted to alleged ongoing abuse at Gozo quarry

Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar have informed the Planning Authority of unauthorised work at Ta’ Muxi quarry in Gozo

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Yannick Pace
5 November 2016, 9:58am
Ta' Muxi quarry in Gozo
Ta' Muxi quarry in Gozo
Environmental NGO Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) have said that unauthorised works are currently taking place to build holding walls for the illegal dumping of building waste at Ta’ Muxi quarry in Gozo.

 “As you know, this quarry has been the site of massive illegal dumping in the past – probably the largest abusive dump-site in Malta and Gozo,” the NGO said.

They said that despite a number of enforcement notices and court orders, the only remedial action that the site owners took was that of covering dumped materials using dry stone walls and a layer of soil.

The NGO has questioned the PA’s lack of monitoring and response to illegalities and has called on the authority to take action immediately.  

“The fact that this has been going on for years made it blatantly easy to detect with aerial monitoring - so can one blame the public for thinking that the PA’s lack of action is due to the fact that these abusers are being protected?”

 

 

 

Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) have alerted the Planning Authority to unauthorised works taking place at Ta' Muxi quarry, Gozo
Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) have alerted the Planning Authority to unauthorised works taking place at Ta' Muxi quarry, Gozo
Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) have alerted the Planning Authority to unauthorised works taking place at Ta' Muxi quarry, Gozo
Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) have alerted the Planning Authority to unauthorised works taking place at Ta' Muxi quarry, Gozo
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