Sewage leak pushes Costacabana residents to action

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RESIDENTS of a district in Almeria are tired of seeing their beach days ruined by constant sewage leaks, they say. 

Neighbours of Costacabana have taken to Change.org to create a petition denouncing the constant leakage of waste material their local beach has been suffering from for years, with the goal of having the Junta de Andalucia regional government solve the problem.

Around a fortnight ago, the creators of this initiative presented a report before the Andalucian ombudsman, who was able to open an official file on the matter. 

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On their social media, locals claim to feel “abandoned by the institutions.” Hundreds of people have already signed the petition. 

“Less than 100 metres away from the coast and always in the same spot, we can see a great brown slick that progressively extends across the water and reaches the shore,” explained neighbours on their social platforms. 

They continued: “Foam, bubbles made out of dirt and even solid matter are left on the sand by the waves. We believe this is a potential hazard for public health and an attack on the environment.”

The petition can be found at https://www.change.org/p/junta-de-andaluc%C3%ADa-stop-vertidos-en-la-playa-de-costacabana-almer%C3%ADa-3c7fb622-87d8-4c7d-abfb-1b346ea47ee7. 

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