TONS of dead fish ‘due to pollution’ in a river in Tomar, Portugal
The environmental group Aqua Take denounced the killing tons of fish near the dam of Matrena in the Nabão River in Tomar. The source of the pollution may be in the stream of Beselga, where one flows into wastewater treatment plant, but also suspected of illegal downloading. The citizen Américo Costa attributed blame the municipality for not removing the rotten fish and allegedly open the dam’s floodgates and let the carcasses decomposing follow downstream right to the Zêzere and the river beach of Constance, and from there to the Tagus.
In addition, Americo Costa complains that the authorities, and in particular SEPNA -Service Protection of Nature and the Environment GNR, will only have flocked to its complaint a day and a half after contact. “We know that the first few hours are crucial,” said the activist, recalling that the monitoring of pollution in the water depends on the height at which the samples are taken. Opening the floodgates, the pollutant load diluted.
Courtesy of oribatejo.pt