Gran Sasso tunnel on Autostrada A24 may close next month
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Gran Sasso tunnel on Autostrada A24 may close next month

What would happen if they closed the tunnel of the Gran Sasso d’Italia? After being accused of not having carried out the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the tunnel, the Strada dei Parchi organization has decided to shut down part of the Parks Motorway (Autostrada A24). The organization rejected all responsibility and plans to close the tunnel on May 19, indefinitely. The Parks Motorway is a historic road that connects Rome to the apennine mountains, and the organization’s announcement was met with significant alarm in the region.
Inhabitants of the area would be similarly affected as those following the collapse of the Morandi bridge last year (even if the shut down was announced). The obstruction would have serious economic implications, bringing back the local economy about half a century when to get to the Adriatic sea, you had to climb through the apennine mountain ranges of the Laga and the Gran Sasso, meaning endless hours on the road.
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The Gran Sasso tunnel was completed in 1993. The highway included two long tunnels under the Gran Sasso massif, with two separate lanes stretching out for over ten kilometres. It was the third longest tunnel in Italy after Frejus and Mont Blanc and the longest on Italian territory. But this section of the tunnel is unique in that during construction, a huge water reservoir was found. That reservoir is now the main source of water for the inhabitants of two neighboring provinces. And below it, the highway tunnels reach The Institute of Nuclear Physics; the largest underground physics laboratory in the world. The laboratory carries out various experiments that have a high risk of contaminating the underground aquifers. In 2017, several of the area’s inhabitants raised concerns that the water supplied to their homes was contaminated. An investigation followed a year later by the public prosecutor’s office of Teramo and accusations were brought against ten different senior officials, including the heads of the INFN, Strada dei Parchi and Ruzzo Reti, who were all accused of environmental pollution. According to the prosecutor’s office, Strade dei Parchi kept the tunnel open without completing the waterproofing works necessary to avoid the risk of contamination of the aquifer, thus allowing the groundwater that was being supplied to the homes of about 700,000 people living Abruzzo to be contaminated.
The decision
Wary of “repeating the crime”, Strade dei Parchi announced the closure of the Parks Motorway. “The tenant cannot be asked to pay for the house’s intervention. It is up to the owner to intervene. We have to face the situation we found,” said Mauro Fabris, vice-president of the institution. “We’ve been managers since 2001, but the work was conceived 20 years earlier and has particular defaults. At this point it is important to clarify skills and to define the problem of resources,” he said.
The issue, which has been dragging on for years, comes back to two main tenets: skills and resources. How much would it cost to bring the tunnel back to safety? “At least 160 million euros,” said Marco Marsilio, president of the Abruzzo Region, citing the most recent estimates that emerged during one of the many meetings held throughout the years that were organized to deal with a problem but without having the necessary tools. Faced with an ultimatum from the motorway concessionaire, Marsilio met the council yesterday morning and put in request to the government to appoint an extraordinary commissioner. “The Region has no power in this matter. I spoke with Minister Toninelli, I wrote to President Conte, yesterday we launched a formal request to make it clear that we are facing an exceptional situation that requires intervention with exceptional tools, greater than those put in place so far.”
The Institute of Nuclear Physics also agreed with the commissioner’s solution. Antonio Zoccoli, vice president of the institute said: “It’s the best solution. We must reach an agreement at the national level to ensure that a definitive intervention is carried out so that the people know that everything that was possible to ensure their safety has been done.” As far as transferring the Institute goes, Zoccoli said: “Either the labs are here, or they aren’t. But there’s no alternative without security.”
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