Dredged Sediments Management in Italy: Legal Aspects

Dredged sediment management is a much debated issue in Italy; especially, in recent times, in court.

Talking about management firstly means to qualify sediments in the correct way: are they waste or freely manageable materials? The answer is not simple and, being aware of that, the Italian legislator repeatedly intervened, from 2006 to 2012, with laws and regulations in order to offer legal certainties to the interested parties. Unfortunately, this goal doesn’t seem to have been reached…

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