In the areas of Porto Marghera under its direct control, the Venice Port Authority is conducting the environmental surveys required by the law on the Sites of national interest.
In some areas, the remediation of the contaminated land and water table is already ongoing. Once example for all is the environmental recovery of sediments for the construction of the new multi-storey car park in the Marittima.
As required by the national laws, VPA is directly involved in maintaining the draught of the port's channels and in the associated disposal of the dredged mud. It is worth recalling that dredging activities enable the removal of polluted mud from the lagoon environment.
The Moranzani agreement
Based on the Moranzani agreement a plant will be built to treat and dispose of 3.2 million cubic metres of sediment and the remediation of land. Sediment will be treated differently depending on its chemical specifications. The agreement also envisages re-planning the roadways in Malcontententa/Marghera, burying the power lines and replacing the existing landfills with urban parks.