Charged by pouring 5,000 tons of hazardous waste from the former Delphi factory
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The Civil Guard has accused the manager and the manager of a waste treatment plant to accumulate in some of the rooms of the ancient Delphi, 5,000 tons of hazardous waste water with oil and pour this waste without authorization from the network port Real (Cádiz).
The operation, carried out in collaboration with the Provincial Delegation of Environment of the Junta de Andalucía in Cadiz, allowed to attribute to the company responsible for crimes against natural resources and the environment, has informed the Civil Guard in statement.
The investigation began after detecting traces of hydrocarbons in the Pump Station Wastewater (Ebara) of Puerto Real, from the premises of the former factory Delphi.
Filtering would have taken through a manhole outlet connected to said sewerage, which should not work after the closure of the factory, since its operation requires manual operation of a shutoff valve.
The agents made contact with the company to justify the heavy hydrocarbons present in their facilities and documentation that would provide management being done with them.
Getting no reply, they inspected the premises where they found evidence of intentional dumping of hazardous waste, to detect traces of hydrocarbons back into the chest of connection to the Ebara, which had already been cleared by the city of Puerto Real.
Furthermore, it ruled that the contamination had its origin in the network of rainwater or that derivasen of contaminated soil from the factory.
The officers confirmed that it was not accidental but intentional or accidental detour, either by direct download from tanker trucks or from the tanks of the treatment plant of the company that was then filled with oily water.
Furthermore, the policemen found in three decanters high capacity tanks 5,000 tons of water with hydrocarbons.
Researchers also found that the company lacked the relevant environmental authorization for the management of such waste and decanters were empty tanks prior to rental facilities.
To avoid potential impact on the safety and health of people or the ecosystem balance has proceeded to the precautionary closure of facilities and the legal prohibition of their operation.
In case of accident, dumping 5,000 tons of hazardous waste to the environment have had a serious economic, social and environmental impacts, especially being located storage in the Natural Park of the Bay of Cadiz.