One year after: Why nothing mush has changed so far since Italian earthquakes
A year after the violent earthquake that shocked the center of Italy, the situation did not seem to have changed much. MAybe due to strict bureaucracy or institutional slowdown in solving the turbulent situation of hundreds of families in distress, statistics worry, especially if we consider that 1,280,000 tons are still resting in the affected areas.
Among them, Lazio and Marche record the biggest losses, which are concentrated in the municipalities and fractions of Amatrice and Accumoli. The tons harvested up to July were just 7.7% of the total.
However, we will avoid highlighting a critical situation, and we will not comment on the decisions taken in the political arena of the last year, which have seen so many managerial changes, certainly not favorable to the practical matter and the resolution of the issue. We will, on the other hand, make a fresh point of view in trying to see how targeted interventions and new initiatives can speed up community restoration interventions.
How to intervene then? Here are some solutions that might help.
Accelerate structural demolition
Certainly proceeding to the structural demolition involving the Civil Genius will not suffice, precisely, for this reason, Legambiente himself in a specific note expressed how the Municipalities should get together to start a scale of inter-communal work, thus reducing a number of tenders for contracts and further Procedural procedures.
Greater transparency and access to information
No region has officially made rubbish collection information accessible, Legambiente has therefore asked for the establishment of a monitoring unit that tracks public and private debris shifts.
Reorganization Logistics with temporary sites and transport
Organizing small centers out of town to better dispose of rubbish and handle truck traffic could help to free up space first. Inert materials represent at least 98% of the rubble deposited on site. Demolition of inert materials, as set out in the European Guidelines for the Management of Demolition Waste, could avoid the transition from the temporary storage site.
Support the collection of cultural heritage assets
The interest is to regain the air in the future immemorial with teams of Mibact skills and civil protection groups for Cultural Heritage. It would be great to start setting up a temporary storage management plan to recover the affected works and perhaps reintegrate them into a restoration path that seeks to revalorize the entire area.
Editor: Michael Singleton
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