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April

Befesa rules out the possibility of the remains of the "New Flame" being accepted at its Nerva facilities

April 21, 2008

Huelva, April 21, 2008. Befesa Gestión de Residuos Industriales rules out the possibility of the remains of the ship “New Flame” being treated at its facilities in Nerva given the nature of the same. Upon the waste consisting exclusively of scrap metal, Befesa’s participation would be limited to material cleaning tasks to be done in Campo de Gibraltar using the company’s human and plant resources, for subsequent transfer of the scrap to companies that process the same. In any event, the Department of the Environment of the Regional Government of Andalusia will have the last word in this respect.

The company considers that unfounded alarm has been raised over the final destination of the remains of the “New Flame”. The companies Reciclajes del Campo de Gibraltar y su Bahia, and Befesa have studied the possibility of intervening in the treatment of said scrap metal. As a consequence of these conversations, and given the nature of the material, Befesa’s role would be restricted exclusively to cleaning the scrap, without any consideration of transfer to Nerva having been given at any time. Nothing has been decided for the moment.

Befesa regrets that certain sectors have taken advantage, once again, of the situation to launch a baseless attack on the work carried out at Nerva Center, and the company also rejects the accusations made in relation to lack of transparency. The company’s senior management wishes to inform all concerned that the Tracking Commission, recently established by Nerva Town Council, receives timely information on operation of the company’s facilities in Nerva. Furthermore, it wishes to remind everyone that the Public Prosecutor of Huelva rejected all accusations made by ecological groups last summer, while certifying that Befesa conducts its activity in compliance with the legislation in force.


For further information:
Patricia Malo de Molina. 630 05 08 24
Sebastian Garcia Casado. 955600203-619074247



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