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Source: European Parliament

The area around the island of Sálvora, which is included in the Natura Network, has been used as a waste dump for years now. The dump – now a heap of mud and aggregates 25 metres high – has been authorised for years by both the Galician and Spanish governments.

The dump is causing serious problems not only for the environment, but also for the economy: associations representing key local sectors such as the fishing and shellfish industries have reported a steady decline in capacity.

1. Is the Commission aware of this state of affairs?

2. Is the Commission intending to take any action to ensure compliance with the guidelines designed to protect areas included in the Natura Network?


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