Submitted by: Municipality of forli welfare policies department and environment department
Implemented country: Italy
Title: Environmental and Health Surveillance System
People living near waste incinerators and other industrial sites worry about the possible impact on environment and health. To prevent unnecessary worrying and to provide tools for improvement, the project – conducted in the framework of Interrec 3C program with partners from Poland, Hungary, Austria, Spain and Greece as an interdisciplinary project – created an environmental and health surveillance system for constant and accurate information about relevant metrics. The focus is on waste incinerators. Results are valuable for governments for environmental policy and measures, improvement of existing premises, and application of such surveillance systems elsewhere. For the public, the results offer better risk perception for people living near industrial premises and apply pressure on local governments to assure proper and faster action.