Opening of illegal road, dumping on garigue, Bahrija

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Opening of illegal road, dumping on garigue, Bahrija

Post by RB » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:54 pm

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Infringement Report Location : Bahrija, Rabat Lat 35 53 26.6 N, Long 14 21
11.1 E

Description of infringement :
Opening of illegal road, dumping of construction waste on previously
pristine garigue. In the past weeks, possibly days, large numbers of
truckloads of construction waste were dumped on what was practically
pristine garigue. Everything is all very fresh it seems that this is
ongoing, indeed it is very possible that a visit during the week will
reveal the perpetrators. The area is as per the co-ordinates provided,
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It is in the area where old communication pylons are located.

This area is also quite possibly the ONLY known habitat for Cistus
monspeliensis in Malta, a locally very rare flowering plant.

It is demanded that the landowner be obliged to restore this habitat
completely, which involves removing all the dumped material from the
garigue pockets, eventually by hand, and appropriate fines be meted out.
Incidentally in the same area, within maybe 500 meters of this illegality,
are two other patches of dumped over and levelled debris, very close to
the derelict GO/Maltacom premises, indeed some of the dumping there
appears to be within the permiter fence of these premises.

This report is also are being submitted to all the major environmental
NGO's, leading newspapers, the relevant local council, and the Police.

Looking forward to your immediate action and remedial steps.


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St. Francis Ravelin

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FAX: +356 2290 2295

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Post by RB » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:44 am

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Post by wolf » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:42 pm

RB - It is a bit sad that only TMIS featured this - I would almost have expected Maltatoday (at least) to investigate ....

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Post by RB » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:17 pm

I did not send this to Maltatoday... I sent a letter to Sun Times, reported it to Mepa, and lots of other NGO and individuals I do not need to mention here.

Latest is that Mepa are "monitoring".

I'm not sure whether that means anything though.



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Post by MWP admin » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:19 am

Congratulations RB, that's the spirit that each of us should attain.

This part of the forum helps so that one may refer the report to others just by a simple URL link and as well as international exposure!

Some months ago, I have recentely reported another BIG one, where a valley was flooded by cement dump and the case ended up in the news! Mepa told me that they too action on that and there is a sue and cleaning for the irresponsible party. (I have an email with the follow-case number)
Stephen Mifsud

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