Supreme Court annuls the authorization to extend waste facility Venta de Baños
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The Administrative Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of Castilla y León has estimated the appeal filed by the Federation of Ecologists in Action Castilla y León against two decisions of the Directorate General for Environmental Prevention and Planning of the Ministry of the environment of the Junta de Castilla y León BOCyL published in the March 4, 2011, according to the judgment to which Efe had access.
The first authorized the company to install equipment Indureco rotary distillation associated with stabilization and blending lines in the plant located in the town of Venta de Baños (Palencia) and the second is authorized to carry out the expansion of waste management object in Venta de Baños.
Now the Supreme Court annuls the contested environmental clearances and resolutions of the Board for their dissatisfaction with the legal system.
The High Court decision is not final and may be appealed in cassation to the Supreme Court.
Ecologists in Action brought the action because he felt that the two orders authorizing the company Indureco to make structural changes in its facilities completely violated the procedure for the authorization of substantive modifications (public information, urban report, industry reports, hearing the stakeholders, among others).
Moreover, as explained in a statement, the Board "omitted the mandatory Environmental Impact Assessment and did not meet the provisions of the Regional Plan for Industrial Waste Sector Scope of Castile and Leon 2006-2010".
This plan, recalls the conservation association, does not provide the new installation of unauthorized disposal of hazardous waste, as no provision for those included in the original environmental clearance, also contested.
"This new ruling recognizes that the Junta de Castilla y León went over the procedure referred to in granting the Environmental Authorisation and did not follow the law, and recognizes and respects demanded by Ecologists in Action, both declaring null orders February 2011 "have underlined.
The authorizations that have been vacated, authorizing the replacement of current stabilization and blending lines, a new line of rotary distillation, and also a new process of disposal of hazardous waste was enabled.