ERA stops works at Mġarr ix-Xini

Photo by: Arnold Cassola

Following reports of silt seepage into the sea, the Environment Resources Authority, ERA, stopped works on the Mġarr ix-Xini creek on Thursday.

In a statement, the ERA said that works were ongoing without the necessary silt curtain being deployed and that the works carried out did not comply with the conditions imposed by ERA through a Nature Permit which specified that an ecological monitor should be present on site.

Nonetheless, the contractor recommenced works and was stopped once again by ERA officials on Saturday.

ERA warned the contractor that works cannot proceed until a full silt curtain is deployed which is to be adequately sealed at the edges and imposed the presence of the ecological monitor on-site.