The company will request an adversarial proceeding, based on the collection of evidence, to judge the accuracy of the plant’s operational modes and in particular of the safety of the injected waters.
San Donato Milanese (MI), 5 April 2016 – Eni, beyond the independent checks carried out by national and international experts, has decided to request at the Court of Review a reassessment of the seizure order. This is in Eni’s primary interest to clarify that all activities are conducted in respect of the environment and law.
Furthermore, in order to judge the technical aspects on which there are distorted and controversial claims, Eni intends to request an adversarial proceeding, based on the collection of evidence, into the accuracy of the operational modes of the plant and in particular, the reinjected waters which were not deemed to be dangerous.
As soon as it became aware of the investigations into criminal proceedings involving the activities of the Centre, Eni, independently of the regular and continuous reviews that the Val d’Agri Oil Centre conducts under the full compliance of regulatory requirements and authorizations, began a series of additional and independent investigations to demonstrate its level of commitment to the investigation and provide an objective framework of the current state of all the profiles involved in the industrial activity.
In addition to these investigations, a thorough analysis of all the technologies in use at the Viggiano Oil Centre were undertaken to guarantee their compliance with the Best Available Technologies and establish whether the operations conformed with international best practices. These last tests were conducted by the ENVIRON society.
The studies were commissioned to experts of acclaimed professional experience and authority in the scientific field at national and international level.
Date: Apr 5, 2016