This is stipulated in the agreement signed today Scotto Carolina chancellor and vice mayor Marcelo Cordoba Cosar, representing the inter state agency. In this framework, the University will seek alternatives for the location of the center of treatment and disposal of municipal solid waste, but the decision will be the municipalities of the metropolitan area of ​​the city gathered in the body.

The rector Carolina Scotto and vice mayor Marcelo Cosar, representing the inter-state entity of the metropolitan area of ​​the city of Cordoba, today signed a specific agreement. It empowers the National University of Cordoba (UNC) for technical and scientific studies that allow to select a new site for the Center for Treatment and Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (CTDF) generated in the municipalities grouped in the body from June this year.


The signing took place in the meeting room of the Council of the University and were present in addition to the signatories, the provincial Minister of Water, Environment and Energy, Manuel Calvo, as well as mayors and community leaders. In the opening remarks, the Rector Scotto mentioned the technical support of the UNC and stressed that the signing of the agreement is the “fulfillment of our responsibility as key training experts, researchers and scientists, we have an obligation to contribute to the search for solutions of interest to the community. “

“We hope that this study can help provide foundations for the political decision about what will be the most appropriate, within the possible alternatives to address the problem,” summarized. After the entry, Vice Mayor Marcelo Cosar said that minutes before the city council of the city of Cordoba had approved an ordinance declaring public interest and subject to the current land expropriation of Piedras Blancas, on Route 36.

Considered that this dump “systematically violates applicable law” in environmental and security. He said that the rules enacted by Council ratifies the provisional nature of the burial, which will pave the way for its closure. In that line, struggled to continue working on the election of the new space receptara, for the next twenty years, the waste of twenty municipalities and communes. Cosar promptly thanked the UNC’s involvement in the development of public policy, a holding that, in his words, “goes beyond the essential job of training and educating citizens.”


In the words of the agreement, the magnitude and complexity of the study require interdisciplinary teams qualified at the University, who has been conducting research and analysis on the social and environmental situation has long-provided technical assistance through this Superior Institute for Environmental Studies (ISEA) of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

The UNC will within 90 days for the completion of studies in a radius of 50 km from the capital city, which will range from the analysis of the background in the management and disposal of solid waste in the metropolitan area, the amount and type of waste generated, the logistics of collecting, a population study that takes into account the number of people living in the area and their distribution and growth projections over the next 30 years studying and analyzing the physical variables and natural and economic partner. These, along with other analysis and research will propose a number of alternative locations, capable of hosting a CTDF, including local governments decide nucleated in the municipal entity to define the new location.

Once the site ISEA start a new stage of work in which conduct a study of environmental risk in terms of the activities located in the area and you are planning to install and evaluate socio-sanitary risks and propose a system for monitoring the health of the resident population or working in the chosen area. The work plan approved under the terms of reference of the technical study also provides mechanisms for citizen participation workshops, roundtables, briefings and other actions in the inclusion of the population involved in the new location.