Italy:-  Statistics and related

Glossary Entry
A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. It consists of 
20 regions. Italy covers an area of 301,230 square kilometres and has a population of 58 million. The
capital is Rome. Italy is one of the charter members of the European Union.
Italy overview: Statistics

Italy overview: Statistics

 

The following inventory and statistics are available in Italy on the basis of completed and approved Regional Remediation Plans (Table 1):

 

  • Regional Inventory of potentially contaminated sites
  • Status of investigation and remediation of contaminated sites

 

The Regions are responsible to inventory potentially contaminated sites in their territories. However, to a certain extent, they use different approaches to registration and to indication of priorities even though some criteria were given in D.M.185/89 and in D.M. 471/99 (Art.16).This might be partially reflected in the figures reported in the following table.

 

Table 1:  Contamination and remediation status in Italy (status: 2003) – Regional Plans*

 

Region

Potentially contaminated sites

Sites to be remediated

TOTAL

Preliminary investigations

Characterization study approved

Preliminary project approved

Definitive project approved

Remediated

Piemonte

648

198

42

17

94

79

430

Valle d'Aosta

2

1

3

0

1

3

8

Lombardia

1826

475

165

40

123

112

915

Trentino Alto Adige

566

131

28

17

17

29

222

Veneto

125

164

48

53

61

15

341

Friuli Venezia Giulia

144

26

10

1

2

0

39

Liguria

945

57

30

17

23

0

127

Emilia Romagna

-

260

73

5

52

24

414

North

4256

1312

399

150

373

262

2496

Toscana

1099

572

47

-

203

88

910

Umbria

-

14

-

-

8

0

22

Marche

1574

33

28

0

4

13

78

Lazio

550

145

36

7

18

5

211

Abruzzo

-

-

-

-

-

3

3

Centre

3223

764

111

7

233

109

1224

Molise

52

2

4

0

2

0

8

Campania

1000

46

44

6

9

4

109

Puglia

566

-

-

-

-

-

-

Basilicata

890

-

-

-

-

-

117

Calabria

696

-

-

-

-

-

40

South

3204

48

48

6

11

4

274

Sicilia

721

57

3

3

0

5

68

Sardegna

703

276

16

9

21

2

324

Islands

1424

333

19

12

21

7

392

 

*data from APAT, ‘Environmental data Yearbook’, 2003 Edition

 

Figure 1: Contamination status in Italy (status: 2003)

 

Figure 2: Remediation status in Italy (status: 2003)

 

Next table (Table 2) and figures (Figure 3 – Figure 5) show some statistics on ‘Sites of National Interest’, contaminated sites on the direct responsibility of the Ministry for the Environment.

 

Table 2: Contamination and remediation status of Sites of National Interest (status: 2003)

 

Site

Region

Activity type

Contamination type (USEPA classification)

Remediation status

Venezia - Porto Marghera

Veneto

North

Chemical

Fuels

Remediation in progress

Petrochemical

Inorganics

Smetering

Halogenated VOCs

Other

Nonhalogenated SVOCs

Halogenated SVOCs

Napoli orientale

Campania

South

Petrochemical

No data

Characterization study

Smetering

Other

Gela

Sicilia

Islands

Petrochemical

Fuels

Definitive project

Landfill

Nonhalogenated VOCs

Halogenated SVOCs

Priolo

Sicilia

Islands

Petrochemical

Fuels

Characterization study

Absestos

Landfill

Inorganics

Other

Manfredonia

Puglia

South

Chemical

Nonhalogenated VOCs

Preliminar project

Landfill

Halogenated VOCs

Other

Inorganics

Brindisi

Puglia

South

Chemical

Fuels

Characterization study

Petrochemical

Smetering

Inorganics

Other

Taranto

Puglia

South

Petrochemical

Fuels

Characterization study

Smetering

Landfill

Inorganics

Other

Cengio e Saliceto

Liguria

North

Chemical

Fuels

Preliminar project

Landfill

Nonhalogenated SVOCs

Piombino

Toscana

Centre

Chemical

Fuels

Characterization study

Smetering

Landfill

Nonhalogenated SVOCs

Other

Massa e Carrara

Toscana

Centre

Chemical

Fuels

Remediation in progress

Absestos

Nonhalogenated VOCs

Landfill

Halogenated VOCs

Nonhalogenated SVOCs

Inorganics

Casal Monferrato

Piemonte

North

Absestos

Inorganics

Remediation in progress

Litorale Domizio-Flegreo e Agro aversano

Campania

South

Landfill

No data

Characterization study

Pitelli - La Spezia

Liguria

North

Absestos

Inorganics

Preliminar project

Landfill

Other

Balangero

Piemonte

North

Absestos

Inorganics

Remediation in progress

Pieve Vergonte

Piemonte

North

Chemical

Halogenated VOCs

Messa in sicurezza d'emergenza

Nonhalogenated SVOCs

Halogenated SVOCs

Inorganics

Sesto San Giovanni

Lombardia

North

Smetering

Nonhalogenated VOCs

Characterization study

Halogenated VOCs

Inorganics

Napoli Bagnoli - Coroglio

Campania

South

Chemical

Fuels

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Smetering

Nonhalogenated SVOCs

Absestos

Inorganics

Other

Pioltello e Rodano

Lombardia

North

Chemical

Fuels

Definitive project

Landfill

Nonhalogenated VOCs

Nonhalogenated SVOCs

Fiumi Saline e Alento

Abruzzo

Centre

Landfill

Fuels

Preliminar project

Nonhalogenated VOCs

Halogenated VOCs

Tito

Basilicata

South

Landfill

Fuels

Preliminar project

Inorganics

Crotone - Cassano - Cerchiara

Calabria

South

Smetering

Inorganics

Characterization study

Landfill

Sassuolo - Scandiano

Emilia Romagna

Centre

Other

Inorganics

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Fidenza

Emilia Romagna

Centre

Chemical

Nonhalogenated VOCs

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Petrochemical

Nonhalogenated SVOCs

Landfill

Inorganics

Trieste

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

North

Chemical

Fuels

Characterization study

Petrochemical

Smetering

Inorganics

Landfill

Laguna di Grado e Marano

 

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

North

Other

Inorganics

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Frosinone

Lazio

Centre

Landfill

No data

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Cogoleto - Stoppani

Liguria

North

Smetering

Inorganics

Remediation in progress

Cerro al Lambro

Lombardia

North

Petrochemical

Fuels

Definitive project

Milano - Bovisa

Lombardia

North

Petrochemical

Fuels

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Nonhalogenated SVOCs

Inorganics

Basso bacino del fiume Chienti

Marche

Centre

Other

Halogenated VOCs

Preliminar project

Campobasso - Guglionesi II

Molise

South

Landfill

Inorganics

Preliminar project

Other

Basse di Stura - Torino

Piemonte

North

Landfill

Fuels

Characterization study

Nonhalogenated SVOCs

Inorganics

Bari - Fibronit

Puglia

South

Absestos

Inorganics

Preliminar project

Sulcis - Iglesiente - Guspinese

Sardegna

Islands

Minerario

Inorganics

Characterization study

Biancavilla

Sicilia

Islands

Absestos

Inorganics

Preliminar project

Livorno

Toscana

Centre

Other

Nonhalogenated SVOCs

Preliminar project

Inorganics

Terni - Papigno

Umbria

Centre

Smetering

Halogenated SVOCs

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Landfill

Inorganics

Emarese (Valle d'Aosta)

Valle d'Aosta

North

Absestos

Inorganics

Characterization study

Landfill

Mardimago - Ceregnano - Rovigo

Veneto

North

Landfill

Fuels

Preliminar project

Nonhalogenated VOCs

Halogenated VOCs

Halogenated SVOCs

Inorganics

Bolzano

Provincia autonoma di Bolzano

North

Smetering

Inorganics

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Trento North

Provincia autonoma di Trento

North

Chemical

Fuels

Definitive project

Nonhalogenated VOCs

Halogenated VOCs

Nonhalogenated SVOCs

Brescia-Caffaro

Lombardia

North

Chemical

Halogenated SVOCs

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Landfill

Inorganics

Broni

Lombardia

North

Absestos

Inorganics

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Falconara Marittima

Marche

Centre

Petrochemical

Fuels

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Serravalle Scrivia

Piemonte

North

Landfill

No data

Remediation in progress

Laghi di Mantova e polo chemical

Lombardia

North

Chemical

No data

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Orbetello area ex Sitoco

Toscana

Centre

Chemical

Inorganics

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Aree del litorale vesuviano

Campania

South

Landfill

Inorganics

Formally identified but not yet delimited

Other

Aree industriali di Porto Torres

Sardegna

Islands

Chemical

Halogenated VOCs

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

Inorganics

Aree industriali della Val Basento

Basilicata

South

Other

Inorganics

Delimitation of potential contaminated area

 

 

Figure 3: Sites of National Interest – Activity type (status: 2003)

 

Figure 4: Sites of National Interest – Site complexity (status: 2003)

 

Figure 5: Sites of National Interest – Contamination type (status: 2003)

 

Figure 6: Sites of National Interest – Contamination complexity (status: 2003)

 

Key Documents

 

Italian Agency for Environment Protection and Technical Services APAT, ‘Environmental data Yearbook’, 2003 Edition

 

Italian: http://www.apat.gov.it/site/it-IT/APAT/Pubblicazioni/Stato_Ambiente/Annuario_Dati_Ambientali/ (Summary in English available)

 

Useful Web Links

 

 

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