Headache and itchy mouth and throat were some of the symptoms that aroused in the field workers. For this reason, they were referred by ambulance to the local health center.
They took the complaint to Justice
In this context, as published by the Primera Plana portal, the lawyer and part of the organization intervened Stop Fumigating Parchment, Sabrina Ortíz, who filed a complaint for fumigations in the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in charge of Matías Di Lello, a prosecutor who had already intervened in similar situations.
At his request, Ortiz He asked that samples be taken of the water from the “La Botija” stream, which passes a few meters from there to see if the rest of the agrochemicals ended up in it, as well as in the drinking water of the neighboring neighborhoods.
The lawyer demands to know what the material that was thrown was composed of and the request for authorization from the municipality of Pergamino to carry out this action.
It should be remembered that in 2019 the Federal Justice ordered to “temporarily suspend” the application of agrochemicals in the party, with limits of 1,095 meters for land applications and about 3,000 in urban areas.
Judicial records in Parchment
It should be remembered that in September, In a historical event because it is unprecedented, the Federal Court of Appeals of Rosario issued the indictment of two former Pergamino officials responsible for controlling pesticide spraying.
The court heeded the ruling of Judge Carlos Villafuerte Russo, considering that there was sufficient evidence to prosecute the former director and former auditor of the Rural Environment Directorate of the municipality for inactivity in the face of pollution complaints.
They were the ones who had to act before the dissemination of agrochemicals in the fields of the rural area and others close to the urban region, where there were complaints of contamination of the soil, air, water and serious effects on the health of the community.
According to the ruling, The inaction behavior on the part of these former officials allowed that this type of chemical products could be applied on the plantations without respecting the provisions of the Province, since the Directorate has the power of the police over these cases.
Likewise, they did not enforce the limits imposed by municipal ordinance, which establishes a 100-meter exclusion as a margin that must be met to fumigate.