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Cabildo: pollution’s down to the climate

TENERIFE Cabildo is adamant that the appearance of micro-algae along the coast is not associated with the current discharge problems.

President Carlos Alonso said there was no link between them, telling reporters: “It is down to climatic conditions.”

He added that the island’s municipalities and the Canary Islands Government “monitor and control” pollution in waters, while it is “invested” in the Cabildo to  improve sanitation.

In fact, the Cabildo will invest some 48 million euros over the next three years, improving the sanitation network with a set of works that includes sceptic and sewage networks, and water treatment in urban centres.

As for the presence of micro-algae, the Directorate General of Public Health of the Canary Islands Government recommends that people abstain from bathing and avoid direct contact with, material deposited in the sand.

This occurs in areas where discoloured water is seen, with spots of varying intensity and colour, and loss of clearness, or the formation of oily-type foams.

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