|Owner||Uff. Comm. Delegato per la bonifica di discariche pubbliche di Manfredonia|
|Main Contractor||ATI - Lead contractor Mucafer (CCC Cons.Coop. Costruzioni)|
|Duration of work||2010 - 2011|
In the years after the landfill was abandoned, ground water analyses were carried out in the area of the city of Manfredonia and significant traces of leachate percolation were found.
After a number of legal actions and the opening of an infringement procedure by the EU, in November 2008, the Court of Justice passed a judgement of conviction for the non-completion of the cleanup of the two sites with severe sanctions.
Such decision was suspended as the Italian Government committed to reclaiming the sites by 2010. A long and complex bureaucratic procedure followed and resulted in the declaration of a state of emergency in May 2009; then a Commissioner of Reclamation and Enforcement Subject were appointed and, during the first months of 2010, the works for the permanent cleanup of the areas were started