Nerja council demand company to remove heavy metals from national park

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NERJA: Politicians have called on Orlando SL to remove a series of heavy industrial vehicles. Photo: Shutterstock

NERJA Council is demanding a company remove its ‘abandoned’ machinery from a beauty spot in a national park.

Politicians have called on Orlando SL to remove a series of heavy industrial vehicles from the Los Colmenarejos ravine in the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama natural park.

The machinery was allegedly abandoned after the council forced the closure of a quarry there when it designated the area a natural park. The company’s owner, Orlando Rodriguez, told one publication he was still waiting for the council to agree further details before he removed the machines.

He told Sur: “The economic value of that is for scrap, barely €30,000 or €40,000, and the person responsible for securing its removal costs me €7000 a month alone.”

Nerja’s councillor for the environment, Jorge Bravo, said the council was going to demand Rodriguez removed the machinery, “as soon as possible.”

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