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Title: Tunnelling to feed land reclamation?
Authors: Deidun, Alan
Keywords: Tunnels -- Malta -- Gozo
Reclamation of land -- Malta
Land use -- Environmental aspects -- Malta
Malta Environment and Planning Authority
Fowling -- Malta
Issue Date: 2015-11-01
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Ltd.
Citation: Deidun, A. (2015, November 1). Tunnelling to feed land reclamation?. The Times of Malta, pp. 1-2.
Abstract: The current hype revolving around the development of a permanent Malta-Gozo link has touched briefly upon environmental concerns, with the tunnel option being touted by many as having a significantly lower environmental impact than the bridge since the former option does not impinge directly on the seabed. While this argument is correct to a large extent other environmental considerations must be taken into account when assessing the environmental footprint of a tunnel link. For instance, excavating the tunnel will probably generate over 500,000 cubic metres of construction and demolition (C and D) waste, assuming an 11km-long tunnel 10m wide and five metres high.
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