THE planned reconversion of a Mallorca industrial zone has been hit by EU safety regulations.

According to Brussels guidelines, the number of people living within a certain distance of factories with butane canisters must be limited following a fatal accident in Italy in the 1970s.

HOLD UP: Rebuilding work halted over EU safety regulations

Emergency technicians are now assessing how the Brussels directives could affect the electricity plant in Alcudia, which the Balearic Islands’ government hopes to reclaim.

Authorities are also trying to ascertain if the site should be named a protected ‘Place Of Cultural Interest’.

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