PL reiterates call for independent inquiry into Dwejra disaster
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PL reiterates call for independent inquiry into Dwejra disaster

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The government has not yet accepted the Labour Party’s proposal for an independent inquiry to be held into the Dwejra disaster, Leo Brincat, the party’s environmental spokesman said.

He said the government had also not yet made a commitment to publish the Mepa auditor’s report on the permit and the Prime Minister had failed to inform Parliament when the investigation by the Mepa auditor had started.

Mr Brincat said not only had the government not denied political pressure for the permit to be issued, it had not yet established who was effectively responsible and who would be carrying political responsibility for the irreparable damage caused.

He said that no one could understand how the guarantee requested by Mepa was for the ridiculous sum of €15,000 and how the producers were being allowed to pass on the blame to sub contractors, when the responsibility was of the company in whose name the permit was issued.

Information about the monitoring that had actually taken place during the filming had not yet been given.

The government, Mr Brincat said, should say how difficult it was for the site to be returned to its original state now that such an environmental rape had been committed.

Mepa, he said, had shown that it was not just an accomplice but directly guilty.

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