Clini seeks to dispel 'disinformation' on Concordia cleanup
Environment minister denies operation to cost 150 million euros18 March, 18:56
"A smoky curtain of disinformation is being raised about the Concordia, (something) which is at the same time irresponsible and pathetic," Clini said in an open letter to Italian daily L'Unita' and posted on the ministry's website.
In his letter Clini wrote that there were "facts and actions" which proved how "the smoke dissolves".
The Concordia ran aground on reefs just off Giglio Island, off the coast of Tuscany, in January 2012. More than 30 passengers on the cruise liner were killed.