They criticize the policy of the council waste
Pedro Rodriguez, spokesman for La Gomera Yes you can, remember the rubber Cabildo president that "agreements are not to announce with fanfare, but signed to meet them for the good of citizens and the environment." Statements Rodriguez are made in relation to the press release contained in the rubber digital media recently which states: "The president of the Cabildo de La Gomera, Casimiro Curbelo has signed an agreement by which the insular institution joins group administrations and companies seeking to prevent environmental violations related to hazardous and non-hazardous "waste.
For Rodriguez, "precisely the Cabildo de La Gomera has not been exemplary when it comes to preventing and correcting environmental violations related to waste." In this regard, the spokesman for the formation of the left recalls that "have almost been two years since the Minister of Development Area Territory Cabildo Insular de La Gomera, Ventura del Carmen Rodríguez, stated the importance and urgency to remove accumulations asbestos in areas affected by the fire, and in some places already there for all to follow. "
"Ironically, it sign and conventions to which know their utility are announced, and Valle Gran Rey followed two years later accumulation of highly toxic waste without any protection right next to the urban waste and containers in the middle of sidewalks the transiting day residents and visitors, "said Rodriguez, to which he adds" this is just one of the many contradictions that we have used the maximum insular institution on the issue of waste. "
In this particular case it is also noted as important to plaintiff City of Valle Gran Rey. "While the obligations regarding asbestos waste correspond to the producers and not to municipalities, the government team of Valle Gran Rey announced in December 2013 have included a provision for the Budget 2014 would allow undertaking the collection of accumulations of cement and help ease the situation created, but there are nine months later and there seems no movement to fix, "says Rodriguez.
From Yes can be considered that the issue of accumulation of asbestos and treatment of this substance has not been taken with the seriousness that it should by the government of the island, and they proposed that the Cabildo Insular convene a meeting urgently try to manage asbestos waste on the island and to avoid situations such as those occurring in Valle Gran Rey. On the island there is a considerable amount of this material and it is necessary to have adequate policies to eradicate it. "
"Asbestos is a dangerous substance for human health as demonstrated in countless cases and as has warned the council in several press releases from two years ago. The situation is serious when contact with asbestos is prolonged and the material so that the fibers become airborne and are inhaled handled. This happens in takedowns, jobs such as cutting, drilling, breaking or, as in the case of Valle Gran Rey, where the material is very old and run down ", says Rodriguez.
Diseases associated with inhalation of asbestos are serious respiratory diseases such as lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma or asbestosis. Therefore, from Yes you can be called upon to solve this problem without delay for the good of citizens and the environment. "