The disaster in the Stava valley on July 19th 1985 was one of the most tragic of its kind in the world and it was one of the worst industrial and enviromental catastrophes in Italy.

The Foundation Stava 1985 was created in order to make sure that 268 innocent people did not die in vain on 19th July 1985 in the Stava Valley.

The Stava 1985 Foundation (charity) pursues the goal of “active memory” to disseminate knowledge on the origin, causes and responsibilities of the failure.

AREAS OF INTEREST

Reachable from Tesero on the road leading to Pampeago is a place open to individual visitors, families and groups, where to find out what happened on 19 July 1985 in Val di Stava but, above all, why.

From the bridge over the Rio Stava in the town of Tesero to the mining area on Mount Prestavèl, the territory is told in a path that, following the Val di Stava, crosses the places that have marked its history.

Training courses on the themes of environmental education, land management, individual and corporate responsibility are addressed to the classes of schools, institutions and companies.

La programmazione annuale della Fondazione si sviluppa – in rete con altri operatori culturali sul territorio –  nell’ambito delle tre aree progettuali della memoria, dell’informazione e della formazione.

The information on the genesis, causes and responsibility of the disaster in Val di Stava, the photographic documentation, the scientific bibliography are an integral part of the catalog that can be consulted online.

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The catastrophe by numbers

435 THOUSAND

THE SQUARE METRES DESTROYED

268

THE VICTIMS IN 64 IN CEMETERIES OF ITALY

133 MILLIONS

THE MATERIAL DAMAGES IN EURO

10

THE SENTENCES IN THE COURT

OUR COMMITMENT, YOUR SUPPORT

A Foundation

to prevent any similar predictable and avoidable events from happening ever again.

Support the Foundation

Donations to an Onlus non-profit-making organization are tax deductible for private and legal bodies

ROLL OF HONOUR

Your support for our commitment: both institutions and private supporters are enrolled in the Stava 1985 Foundation’s Roll of Honour.