Requalification of port areas
As far as soil and sediments quality are concerned, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority (NASPA) is constantly committed in regeneration of port areas, remediation of contaminated sites and dredging activities functional to improve, renew or build logistic infrastructures.
More into detail, NASPA is conducting the environmental surveys required by the law on the Sites of national interest, in particular in the areas of Porto Marghera under its direct control.
In some areas, the remediation of the contaminated land and water table is already completed or ongoing.
An example of these activities is represented by the remediation works that are concluded and certified and that allowed the redevelopment of a vast area in Venice-Porto Marghera, the so called Ex Alumix area, which now is used for logistics purposes.
Another example is represented by the remediation works carried-out and still on-going in the so called MonteSyndial site, also located in Porto Marghera.
The most updated, and approved, remediation project for this site foresees the realization of a capping technology which, thanks to a cost-effective investment and an environmental-friendly approach can guarantee sustainable remediation of the excavated material. This regeneration project will allow the redevelopment of the site for logistics purposes, in particular for the realization of a container terminal.
As required by the national laws, NASPA is directly involved in maintaining the draught of the port's channels and in the related disposal of the dredged sediments. It is worth recalling that dredging activities enable the removal of polluted sediments from the lagoon environment.
The Moranzani Agreement
According to the Moranzani agreement, a plant will be built to treat and dispose of 3.2 million cubic meters of sediment and soil from remediation of land. Sediment will be treated differently depending on its chemical characteristics. The agreement also envisages re-planning the roadways in Malcontententa/Marghera, burying the power lines and replacing the existing landfills with urban parks.