thermoelectric generating plant dominates the view of Vado Ligure. On 11 March
2014 the Ministry of the Environment suspended its integrated environmental
authorization; plant operations were shut down while the Savona district
attorney's office investigated the case for environmental disaster and culpable
homicide. In an area hard hit by deindustrialization, the temporary shutdown
was opposed by the unions and workers, while the community organized
initiatives for its definitive closure.