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Greenpeace, Pfas in the waters of Novarese and Torinese - Energia & Energie

2024-02-06T12:50:49.155Z

Highlights: Greenpeace, Pfas in the waters of Novarese and Torinese. Pfoa, a molecule from the Pfas group classified as carcinogenic to humans. The only active production of these compounds in Italy is located in Piedmont, the Solvay Specialty Polymers chemical hub in Spinetta Marengo, in the municipality of Alessandria. Around 125 thousand people may have drunk water contaminated by Pfas, according to an estimate made by Greenpeace Italy. The problem also concerns many areas of Lombardy.


A new report published today by Greenpeace Italia, based on official data from Piedmontese public bodies obtained by the environmental organization through requests for access to documents, claims that PFAS contamination in the drinking water of... (ANSA)


A new report published today by Greenpeace Italia, based on official data from Piedmontese public bodies obtained by the environmentalist organization through requests for access to documents, claims that PFAS contamination in the drinking waters of Piedmont does not only affect the area of ​​the province of Alessandria, where this type Pollution has been known for some time, but so have other areas of the metropolitan city of Turin, with over 70 municipalities involved, including the capital.


    According to an estimate made by Greenpeace Italy, in the Piedmont region around 125 thousand people may have drunk water contaminated by Pfoa, a molecule from the Pfas group classified as carcinogenic to humans.

The only active production of these compounds in Italy is located in Piedmont, the Solvay Specialty Polymers chemical hub in Spinetta Marengo, in the municipality of Alessandria.


    In addition to the data obtained from public bodies, Greenpeace Italia carried out independent sampling which highlighted the presence of Pfas even in areas not yet monitored.

In particular, in the municipality of Galliate, in the Novara area, in the Alessandria area and in the drinking water of dozens of municipalities in the metropolitan city of Turin.


    "For years - declares Giuseppe Ungherese, head of the Greenpeace Italia Pollution campaign - it was believed that PFAS contamination in Italy only affected the Veneto or the Alessandria area in Piedmont, areas which have hosted or still host industrial plants. Unfortunately, however, the "PFAS pollution is much more widespread. Already in recent months we have demonstrated how the problem also concerns many areas of Lombardy. Today we are forced to report that even in Piedmont there are other areas where the problem is significant and affects tens of thousands of people".


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