The approximately 70 families of the Tiradentes 2 occupation, organized by the Popular Movement for Housing (MPM), are now living with the apprehension caused by the decision of judge Michela Vechi Saviato, 17th Civil Court, of September 22, who requested immediate repossession area, in Curitiba (PR).
The landfill is owned by the company Essencis Soluções Ambientais SA, belonging to the Solví group, which operates in 250 Brazilian cities and controls the largest garbage dump in the country, in the metropolitan region of São Paulo.
The request from the company Essencis, which claims the site, scared the movement and residents, since there was an ongoing negotiation process, which the movement did not consider to be exhausted.
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In view of this, residents are signaling to organize themselves. There is an assembly scheduled for Wednesday (27) in the community and the idea is to strengthen the ‘Tiradentes 2 Fica!’ campaign. According to leaders, Essencis’ stance indicates the so-called “environmental racism” present in the exclusion of residents and workers from the region, in the name of supposed environmental discourse – as has already been highlighted in a public hearing.
In the assessment of MPM leaders, there was no exhaustion of negotiation channels. “We didn’t have the opportunity to present an alternative study, now they are asking for the eviction again. The judge understood that the negotiation had no result, which is not true, we have already had a first meeting with a relocation proposal”, points out Chrysantho Sholl Figueiredo, of the coordination of the Popular Movement for Housing (MPM).
The decision of the 17th Court highlights the need, in accordance with STF guidelines from the end of 2022, for a forecast destination for the removed families. “The State and Municipality are therefore entrusted with the duty to guarantee the right to relocation, guaranteed by Resolution No. 10 of the National Human Rights Council and by International Human Rights Law, in order to guarantee the referral of people in situations of social vulnerability” , states the decision. Although, contradictorily, I recognize that there is no clear relocation plan on the part of public bodies.
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Social and environmental entities question the indefinite permanence of the Essencis landfill, installed in the Industrial City of Curitiba (CIC) since 1997, receiving industrial and hospital waste, close to water sources, the Passaúna dam, the Casa de Custódia de Curitiba , among other points.
It is also located in front of a Sanepar water treatment plant. It is very close to the Environmental Preservation Area (APA) and the Passaúna dam.
The Essencis landfill is also located next to several communities, in the São Miguel neighborhood, in CIC, some of them recent and others decades old, such as the villages of Tiradentes, Dona Cida, 29 de Março, Nova Primavera, Corbélia, Primeiro de Maio, houses Camargo, Sabará, Vila Nova Conquista and Esperança.
The Brasil de Fato Paraná report continues its attempt to contact Essencis. The space remains open for company demonstrations.
Source: BdF Paraná
Editing: Pedro Carrano