Blue Stain in the Sea

This time the discoloured water is blue and its coming out of Punta del Río which is the municipal boundary between Salobreña and Motril.

SAL Blue Stain Discharge JA24Walkers on a stroll were the ones that came across it and before long the NGO, Ecologistas en Acción (GENA), were on to it and issued a report on social media.

The suspicious water flow, which was flowing for about five hours, was blue with a thin film of foam: “The discharge came from a wall on the Vereda de los Pescadores in Motril and ended up flowing out to the sea right on the border with Salobreña,” explained the GENA, provincial secretary, Antonio Martínez.

The ecologist group considers that the pollution was discharged deliberately during the night, but without realising how long it would hang around for; i.e., during plain daylight.

Specialists from the Environment Department of the Junta de Andalucía as well as officers belonging to the Motril Policía Local were present examining the discoloured water.

“We suggest that our Town Halls take this video to Fitur [the Tourism Fair in Madrid, where they have stands promoting these two towns] to show just how blue our waters are and to put in for a Bandera Azul,” ironised Ecologistas en Acción on their official Facebook page.

  2 comments for “Blue Stain in the Sea

  1. Patrick Barry Storey
    January 30, 2024 at 5:50 pm

    On the how do these things get there questions. Once the sub tropical fruits have sucked up all of the water. So home pools cannot be filled. Perhaps people can all go to the beaches and sea. Taking a chance with what’s in the sea of course.

  2. Patrick Barry Storey
    January 30, 2024 at 5:47 pm

    Perhaps try to trace it back to the factory ? Or is it like the brown stains in the sea. Cannot find the source. Really. !!

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