According to Radio Salobreña, the appearance of banks of brown floating waste has its origins in an outlet on Playa del Molino.
The Mayor reassures beach users that it presents no health risk, which is why bathing has not been prohibited.
As soon as the flotsam was reported, municipal environmental staff took samples and informed the relevant provincial authorities, she said.
Preliminary tests show that the discharge was molasses, for which reason a local company has been reported to the Junta’s Environmental Department as the likely culprit.
As a mere precaution, she says, the area around the outlet has been marked out with buoys.
As for a second case in front of La Guardia which caused much indignation, she claimed they acted immediately upon hearing of it, by which time it had “disappeared” and samples could not been taken. She also says that such discharges have not since reappeared. Beach users, on the other hand, claim that it has been a regular occurrence so far this summer.
The Department of the Environment (Junta), the Mancomunidad and the Town Hall are investigating to find out what it was and where it had come from.
In the meantime, concludes the Mayor, Salobreña beaches are perfectly safe for bathing
(News: Salobreña, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)