Environmental History of the Flix electrochemical company: Precautionary Principal versus the Growth Paradigm

Authors

  • Marta Pujadas i Garriga

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v25i62.21388

Keywords:

Ecological economics, Environmental liabilities, Environmental History, Precautionary Principle

Abstract

This article discusses the environmental responsibility of the Ercros Group — located in Flix, Catalonia—, and its poor implementation of the Precautionary Principle over a century (especially from the 1980s onwards). Despite the legislation and knowledge available, Flix’s industrial activity has exacerbated adverse effects on population and environment. In addition, the complicity of the public administrations with Ercros corporation increased dramatically the environmental liabilities. Although the company’s liability has been proved, a good part of the environmental costs will covered by the public administration.

Published

2018-01-30

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