President Soyer made a statement about the giant aircraft carrier belonging to Brazil, whose high amount of hazardous waste was reflected in the press. According to the letter sent by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization dated April 30, President Soyer stated that there has not been a preliminary notification application to the Ministry regarding the ship to be brought to Aliağa for dismantling, and said, "We will continue to follow this giant ship and we will not allow anyone to pollute our beautiful Izmir."
İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer made a statement about the giant Brazilian aircraft carrier NAe São Paulo, which was mentioned in the press with its high amount of hazardous waste. Stating that the aircraft carrier is different from other ships brought to Aliağa for dismantling, primarily in terms of its size and therefore the amount of hazardous waste it contains, Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “I know how worried the people of İzmir are in the news in the press. I understand very well the reaction of our environmentalist friends and professional organizations to the dismantling of this giant ship in Aliağa. And as the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, I feel the responsibility of all Izmir, the Aegean and even all of Turkey regarding this issue, ”he said.
I'm a follower of the topic
President Soyer continued: “Be sure that we have been following this issue from the very beginning. As İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, we wrote a letter to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization on April 26, 2021. The Ministry responded to our letter on April 30 and said that no prior notification applications were made to them regarding the ship. I consider it a chance that such an application has not been made yet. I invite the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and the port authorities affiliated with the Ministry of Transport, which will give the dismantling permission, to act transparently in the upcoming period and to share every step regarding the ship with the people of Izmir. I believe that the relevant ministries will not allow this ship to come and dismantle in Turkey. Izmir's expectation is to keep this ship away from our city and country. Just as we have been a follower of the subject from the very beginning, we will follow this giant ship in the next period and we will not let anyone pollute our beautiful Izmir, our region and our country. "
Advocates of life report that the ship contains 600 tons of asbestos and is carrying radioactive material. Professional organizations also make this claim and it is emphasized that dangerous content will adversely affect public health.
32 thousand 800 tons of weight
According to the information reflected in the Brazilian press, NAe São Paulo, which weighs 32 tons and is 800 meters long, was launched in 265. He served in the French navy between 1960-1963 and participated in France's nuclear tests. It was sold to Brazil in 2000.