Partinico – The Nocella, located between the beaches of Trappeto and Balestrate, is now the focus of local media attention because of the results of its water analysis. The data are extremely discouraging since the level of phosphorous and ammonia present was found to be extremely high. The consequences will fall not only on the marine population but also on humans and agricultural production. One of the main culprits of this disaster is the Bertolino distillery, which has been present in the Partinico area for years. Although it has been penalised criminally, because the damage it causes has been recognised, no action has been taken to correct the purification system. Environmentalists have repeatedly tried to urge local institutions to enforce environmental laws, but the results have not been as hoped. It is hoped that the citizens of the areas involved will mobilise en masse to urge compliance with environmental protection laws.
I.I.S. “Danilo Dolci” Partinico