SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Sep 1 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, has requested this Wednesday the Government of the Canary Islands and the State Administration in Tenerife, Coasts, Maritime Captaincy and Port Authority, to urgently investigate the origin of the remains of hydrocarbons found in this week on the beaches of Almáciga, Benijo and Roque de Las Bodegas, all three located in the Anaga area, and which forced the closure of said bathing spaces in the municipality.
Bermúdez argues that “it is essential to know the origin of said discharges” and adds that in the case of Santa Cruz “it is an area of special environmental value whose conservation is the responsibility of all administrations.”
The mayor has reported that “the protocol for these cases was activated immediately, closing the beaches to the bathroom, proceeding to the cleaning of said remains” but warns that if these cases occur again, “the damage to the marine ecosystem of the area can be considerable, without leaving aside the damage to businessmen in the area, in the event that these bathing areas have to be closed again “.
Bermúdez has also pointed out “the importance of preventing this situation from happening again” and has transferred his “concern” that, in addition to the Anaga coast, these spills have appeared on beaches in other municipalities such as Candelaria and Güímar.