Proposed Portuguese plant plans ’incompatible’ with local area

Proposed Portuguese plant plans ’incompatible’ with local area
Published: 02 December 2010

The construction of a cement factory in Rio Maior, near the Natural Park of Serra de Aire and Lamps, Portugal yesterday received unfavorable response from the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), issued by the Ministry of Environment.



Plans by the project company Tecnovia are "totally incompatible" with the area’s environmental plan, according to report.

 Construction of the factory will have "negative environmental impacts, high and unacceptable", given its location at the site of community importance and near the border zone to the Natural Park of Serra de Aire and Lamps.



The report added that the "project contributes to a significant overhead in terms of traffic and disturbance on quality of service of process", and also mentioned that there is "great lack of clarity and ambiguity" in the technical documents submitted by the company to describe the manufacturing process.