Cabinet has decided to refer the hot issue of the unlicensed asphalt unit in Tseri industrial area to the Law Office of the Republic – a move that indicates its prompt suspension of operation – a long-standing demand by nearby residents whose health is in danger.
Suspension could taken place within weeks, Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis told state radio on Wednesday.
The referral to the Law Office decision was taken two days ago during the last session of the Cabinet, he also said, adding that the possible new location of the toxic unit is the industrial area of either Koshi, Mitsero or Kalavasos.
The Cabinet decision comes shortly after the online signing of a petition calling for the unit’s suspension of operations began. This was the latest initiative of the Parents Association of Dhali Elementary Schools.
Six thousand residents of nearby Dhali area have been fighting for six years for their right to breathe fresh air while the industrial unit continues to operate without a license.
The children of the nearby elementary schools and kindergarten are breathing every day harmful substances which affect their quality of life.