Pregunta de Ashley Fox (ECR-Con)
Respuesta del Comisario Potočnik
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Question 15 November 2013 Ashley Fox (ECR-Con)
Subject: Continuing pollution from the CEPSA oil refinery
In early 2011 I raised my concerns with the Commission regarding pollution from the CEPSA oil refinery in Spain and its effect on local Spanish and Gibraltarian residents (Written Question E000834/2011).
In its reply, the Commission stated that it had launched an investigation regarding the implementation of EU Directive 2008/1/EC and had found certain shortcomings with regard to the CEPSA oil refinery, but that action was being taken to rectify this situation.
Nearly three years later, air and water pollution from the CEPSA oil refinery continues to degrade the Bay of Gibraltar. Will the Commission consider sending a team of inspectors to the CEPSA oil refinery to examine the petrochemicalbinstallations, in order to provide an independent, thorough assessment of pollution levels stemming from their activities?
Answer 7 January 2014 Commissioner Potočnik
In the performance of its duties under the Treaties, the Commission has no competence to send a team of inspectors to the CEPSA oil refinery.
For further details concerning this refinery the Commission would refer the Honourable Member to its answer to Written Question E012286/2013.