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Denounce a new episode of air pollution from Sewer to Zarandona (19/02/2014)

Ecologists in Action criticizes the lack of preventive measures to avoid these events and calls for the resignation of the Director General of the Environment for their apparent inability to resolve these situations

Ecologists in Action paths submit complaints to the Presidential Office of Environment andthe a new and severe episode of ambient air pollution, which seem to be in the chemical Sewer polygon that affection during yesterday 18 February to town of Sewell, but in the evening he came to affect the municipality of Murcia, in a zone between Sewer and Zarandona (Murcia).

The organization also warns that this is not an episode of simple bad odors, but a case of pollution, in which the population has been exposed to fumes that may correspond to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which has caused several cases of people with symptoms of poisoning: sore throat, airways eyes, headache, dizziness, vomiting, etc..

Ecologists in Action criticized the passivity of the Directorate General for the Environment Despite the severity of episodes of ambient air pollution that have taken place in areas such as Sewer, Sangonera Dry or New Javalí and the absence of preventive measures to prevent these episodes and give definitive solutions to this problem.

They recall that a few days have passed since he had to evacuate the IES Sanje Sewer, and yet again we have a serious pollution incident

This environmental organization claims the Minister of the Presidency, Manuel Campos, then resign or cease the Director General of Environment, Amador García López, for their manifest incompetence to resolve these continuing episodes of deterioration of air quality that are set to transform from Chronic health problems environmental problems.

The situation is intolerable.

Yet neither neighbors nor environmentalists have official information on the causes and origin of severe air pollution episode that caused the evacuation of IES Sanje and affected a large number of citizens in Sewell and its surroundings, which seem to be back in the polygon Chemical Sewer appears that operations conducted by a raft of Chemical Derivatives business.

Information for citizens of Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air and cleaner air for Europe, Article 28:: Informing the public of Royal Decree 102/2011, of January 28 and Article 26 violates on the improvement of air quality, the Aarhus Convention of 25 June 1998 on access to information, public participation and Law 27/2006 of 18 July, which regulates access rights to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters.

Ecologists in Action demand diligence in the inspection and environmental monitoring and identify responsibilities that maximum, considering if the closure of polluting companies if there is a record of continuous violation of environmental protection regulations.

For this organization needed widespread adoption of industry best technologies available for improving air quality and environmental and citizen participation in the mechanisms of control and environmental monitoring of air quality.

Source: Ecologistas en Acción

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