FIVE times the maximum level of pollution deemed safe for human use has been found in the
It was found that there was 250mg of nitrate per litre, an amount which Limne managing director Sales Tomas Pons finds “alarming”. In the stretch of the river between Sax and
Environmentalists have always pointed out that the cause is the uncontrolled dumping of detergents, agricultural waste, fertilizer and pesticides, and sewage water. This pollution also threatens the ecosystem of the
Experts from the Limne Foundation have warned of the need to take urgent action to “curb environmental degradation” before it becomes “irreversible”. This would include prohibiting the discharge of fecal waste into the channel and to ensure the proper operation of all sewage treatment plants.
The Limne Foundation was established in 2007 as a non-profit organization at state level with several founding members experts in water management.
Their aim is to promote public participation in the conservation of social and environmental aquatic ecosystems.
Meanwhile, just a few days ago volunteers from La Caixa Bank and prisoners from Fontcalent worked together with the foundation to clean the stretch of the river that flows into the Salinetas Novelda ravine.
A total of 1,000kg of plastic, cans, glass and tires were removed.
By Nicole Hallett