“Justice is not a dream, I hope it can come true in Taranto”. Raffaele Guariniello, former prosecutor of Turin who continues to fight for the sectors of work, health and the environment with the same energy and attachment that he had before retiring, even though he did not know the procedural documents of the sentence on the former Ilva di Taranto, who this morning led to very heavy convictions against the Riva for environmental disaster this morning, questioned by Adnkronos does not hide the fears that have always accompanied him. “One of my worries – he observes – is that most environmental crimes in the Supreme Court are prescribed. At one time – I repeat that on the Ilva case I do not know what the date of the crime was consummated – we had the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court which said that the disaster was consummated until the effects ceased, the 2007 sentence on Porto Marghera 2014, on the other hand, with the sentence on Eternit, the statute of limitations was declared because it was said that the disaster ceases with the end of the activity. Since then I have only seen very significant trials, with disaster convictions, which ended up under the extermination of the prescription in the Supreme Court “. fair for both victims and defendants. And the statute of limitations, even in this case, would be the evil that is persecuting us on these matters “. Guariniello recalls that as chairman of the working commission that had to pass the new laws on asbestos Costa) made a proposal in which, precisely to stem the risk of prescription for environmental crimes, he asked that the disaster be consummated until the effects on man and the environment are over, “but unfortunately I do not know what happened to it”. The former prosecutor hopes that “the dream of justice in Taranto can come true” in the awareness that “today the large communities have been left without justice because it is necessary to count at the end of the trial. Criminal justice in this matter is experiencing a tearing crisis but we must not give up. We hope that the Ilva case escapes the extermination of the statute of limitations ”.