On October 19, 2016 Nazavyziv village council addressed Nadvirna Town Council with a demand to cancel decisions of the latter on constructing Municipal Solid Waste Landfill in the mountain area «Chobitok» (letter of Nazavyziv village council1, decision of Nazavyziv village council2, petition to the deputies on cancellation the decisions of Nadvirna Town Council3).
In April 2016 residents of Nazavyziv village of Nadvirna district in Ivano-Frankivsk region appealed to International Charitable Organization «Environment-People-Law» (EPL) due to the plans of Nadvirna Town Council to build Municipal Solid Waste landfill in the mountain area «Chobitok» with violations of nature conservation and construction norms.
EPL studies all the land allocation documents, draft project «New Construction of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill and waste sorting line in the mountain area «Chobitok» in Nadvirna Town of Ivano-Frankivsk region and identified a number of violations:
Frankivsk regionand identified a number of violations:
- Violation of the State Construction Norms В.2.4-2-2005 «Solid waste landfills. Basic design»;
- Violation of land legislation when land plot in the mountain area «Chobitok» wasgiven to municipal solid waste landfill;
- Violation of water legislation;
- Violation of urban development legislation.
On September 6, 2016 EPL submitted a petition to the Ministry of Regional Development, Ministry of Environment, law-enforcement bodies, Ivano-Frankivsk State Regional Administration, Nadvirna Town Council on cancellation the decisions of Nadvirna Town Council and taking actions on terminating implementation of the project on building Municipal Solid Waste Landfill in the mountain area «Chobitok»1.
On October 2, 2016 EPL representatives took part in the meeting of Nazavyziv community. Village community was unanimously against the environmentally unfriendly projects offered by Nadvirna Town Council. EPL representatives together with local activists visited mountain area «Chobitok» and Nadvirna sewage treatment facilities situated nearby. EPL representatives were surprised at the fact that besides plans to build municipal landfill in the protected shoreline belt of the Cherlena River and in the territory that is flooded, the project suggests dumping filtrates to Nadvirna sewage treatment facilities which have not been functioning for several years (see photo of non-functioning sewage treatment facilities below). This project violates legislation on water resources conservation and endangers environmental safety not only of the residents of the neighbouring villages but also of Ivano-Frankivsk region.
We draw attention of the People’s Deputies, who nevertheless plan to build Municipal Solid Waste Landfill in the mountain area «Chobitok», to the fact that in European countries solid waste landfills are considered to be practices of the past. These are destructive and harmful solutions that damage both nature and human health. Sorting, recycling, composting, incinerating, using solid waste as material and energy resources are solutions to be promoted and implemented by the People’s Deputies of Ukraine in their cooperation with the government and international organizations.
EPL will take maximum efforts to prevent building solid waste landfill of Nadvirna town within the territory of protected shoreline belt, in the territory that is subject to flooding, as well as dumping polluted filtrates from the landfill to sewage treatment facilities that are not functioning.
We shall inform you on the results of EPL actions in our next messages.
Alla Voytsyhovska, EPL ecologist of the 1-st category
Marta Pankevych, EPL legal advisor
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