Emergency plan activated for oil spills discovered in the province of Huelva
Emergency plan activated after the discovery of oil slicks on the beaches of Mazagón and Matalascañas in Huelva.
BELLA VERANO, the representative of the Junta de Andalucia in the province of Huelva, activated today, at 5.45 p.m., level 1 of PECLA (the emergency plan before the risk of coastal contamination) in the province.
This measure was taken in response to reports of oil slicks spotted between the beaches of Mazagón and Matalascañas, and PECLA aims to prevent and, where appropriate, mitigate the effects of accidents involving hazardous substances, by limiting their occurrence. consequences for people, property and the environment.
The emergency service of 112 Andalucia received a call from the nursery of the Doñana National Park to indicate that it had detected the presence of oil stains on the beach, between Mazagón and Matalascañas, in the municipality of Almonte.
The emergency management coordinator of Huelva (112) went to the places indicated accompanied by environmental agents of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, where they discovered places between Cuesta Maneli and the Pichilín beach bar.
The spill covered a distance of less than 2 km along the shore, and it was agreed that these were just oil slicks that could be eradicated by normal means, and now they are trying to determine where it is coming from. oil, believing it could come from a spill that Maritime Salvage reported to 112 at around 6:15 p.m. last Saturday.
On this occasion, the Guardia Civil, as well as the local police of Palos de la Frontera and Moguer, and officials of the port authority and the Environment Agency treated a slick about 200 meters long. , as reported juntadeandalucia.es.
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