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Evaluation of pollution risk and prevention measures in Malta

LIFE96 TCY/M/06


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Contact details:

Project Manager: Lawrence MICALLEF
Tel: 356 678034
Fax: 356 660108



Project description:

Background

The Maltese government wishes undertake an assessment of the present state of pollution and the potential pollution risks in the territory of the Republic with a view to taking those measures that are needed for preventive and remedial action. OBJECTIVES: - To evaluate the present state of pollution and the potential pollution risks in the territory of the Republic of Malta; - To transfer appropriate technology to the Maltese Government with the purpose of preventing and fighting damage to the environment; To create an adequate structure within the Ministry of Environment. Phase A: project organisation; acquiring information and basic cartography, visits to possible pollution sources, drafting survey chart and standards information files. Phase B: sampling of pollution sources on a seasonal basis; field and laboratory analyses of the samples; organisation and integration of the data in a GIS-type data bank; evaluation of analytical data and drawing map of pollution risks. Phase C: Presentation of possible technical solutions to deal with the causes of pollution detected in Phase B, organisation of a course to discuss the technological know-how and treatment processes relevant to the remediation of environmental damage; suggestions for he creation of a permanent structure within the Ministry of Environment to deal with environmental problems. This should result in improved knowledge of the pollution risk situation in the Republic of Malta, transfer of technology and know-how in the field of treatment and remediation processes; the harmonisation of Malta's environmental policies and regulations within those of the EC and, finally, to provide the Ministry with the means to create a permanent structure dedicated to the implementation of government legislation and to deal efficiently with environmental damage.


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Environmental issues addressed:

Natura 2000 sites

Not applicable


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Beneficiaries:

Coordinator Pollution control coordinating unit

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Project reference LIFE96 TCY/M/06
Duration 01-MAR-1997 to 01-AUG -1998
Total budget 248,624.06 €
EU contribution 245,860.10 €
Project location Mediterr. Malta (M)(Malta)

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