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Nerja sewage plant testing phase to start in July

Eugenio Cabezas

Nerja's sewage treatment plant is to go into testing phase in the first half of July, according to secretary of state for the Environment Hugo Morán. During last week's video conference, the secretary of state said that the remaining work should



Bottling plant project near Antequera cancelled after pressure from local mayors


There will not, after all, be a new water bottling plant in the Sierra de Camarolos, in Antequera. The company, Inversiones Domago S.L., announced on Wednesday that it is cancelling the 15-million-euro project, which would have created around 100 ... water supply in their municipalities would be negatively affected. The company said this has given the bottling plant an incorrect and damaging reputation. Domago first embarked on this project in 2009 and in the 11 years since then the regional ... government, first in the hands of PSOE and then PP and Ciudadanos, has given all the authorisations needed. In fact, in 2016 the environmental report on the potential impact of the plant said that the amount of water that would need to be pumped was much lower



Mayors in Antequera area join forces against a"senseless" new bottling plant

ANDREA JIMÉNEZ / Antonio J. Guerrero

The controversy over the new bottling plant in the Sierra de Camarolos is continuing. Earlier this week, mayors from the area met at the site to make a stand against the project and to demand that it is stopped. "It is senseless," said the mayor ... legal action if they do not receive a full guarantee that their supplies will not be affected. They are also in discussion with a platform which opposes the plant. The company behind the bottling plant project, Inversiones Domago, responsed to the ... reports that show that these bodies of water are independent," said the company's manager, Ramón Martínez. He added that the plant, which is within the municipality of Antequera but just a kilometre away from Villanueva del Rosario, would create 100 jobs



Nerja sewage treatment plant on track to enter testing phase

Eugenio Cabezas

Despite initial fears that the current state of alarm would further delay work on Nerja's long-awaited sewage treatment plant, it is now thought that the project will be able to go into test phase this summer, as planned. Work has been able to ... station and underground collectors, which are located near the Ayo beach bar, as well as the 800-metre-long submarine sewage pipe which will pump treated wastewater into the sea when the plant is up and running. Work on the sewage plant itself is ... pumping station. Delays and setbacks Once the outstanding work is complete, the treatment plant will undergo a six-month test phase, meaning it won't be fully functional until early 2021. Nerja's sewage treatment plant should have been up and running



Closure of Nissan plant in Barcelona leaves 23,000 jobs up in the air


The Nissan factory in Barcelona is to close with the loss of 3,000 direct jobs and up to 20,000 indirect jobs in the plant's supply chain. It follows a month of uncertainty that had led to an all-out strike and fresh statements by the government ... that it was working to secure the jobs. The plant, which has recently made the Navara and e-NV200 models among others, has been producing below its capacity for some time. The decision was made public as the Japanese manufacturer announced its first



Invasive seaweed threatens to damage desalination plant

héctor barbotta

Local public water company, Acosol, will install filters on the suction points that lead to its plants that remove salt from seawater. The presence of fast-growing Rugulopterix okamurae (Japanese seaweed) in the sea just 150 metres away from them was



No treatment plant for Alhaurín for some time

F. T. / Á. F. / J. C.

It will be some time before Alhaurín el Grande is able to comply with the regulations. It was promised its own sewage plant at one time, but this never materialised and the current plan is for the town to be connected to the one planned for the



Fujitsu plant in Malaga working to avoid temporary layoffs as a result of coronavirus

NURIA TRIGUERO, has 336 employees. Bosses believe that some of its production lines (the firm assembles electronic components) could grind to a halt in the next few days as parts are not arriving from China. Plant director, Blanca Hermana, recognised on ... further at risk the amount of work available at the plant. The company currently has 449 people working on the site, however the layoff can only affect 336, as the rest are on temporary contracts. These will be the first to stop work before permanent



Vélez-Málaga town hall reveals plans to plant 1,000 new trees

Jennie Rhodes

Vélez-Málaga town hall last week unveiled a new environment plan which aims to plant over 1,000 trees in the town this decade. Under the slogan 'One Child, One Tree' the town hall and local schools aim to have planted 165 trees by the end of



Foreign residents help to plant trees in the Axarquía

Jennie Rhodes

CreceT Organiser and founder of the collective, Enrique Díaz, who works as a secondary school teacher in Periana, explained to SUR in English that among the participants they had "exceeded the original plan to plant 1,500 new trees" and in fact 1,924 ... He said that the objective is to plant enough trees to stretch across Andalucía "like a wall from Huelva to Almeria". While Díaz pointed out it is "impossible" to literally build a wall of trees, they hope to "fill Andalucía with forest". The



Three killed and six injured in Catalan factory explosion


At least three people died this week after an explosion at a large petrochemical plant outside Tarragona (Catalonia) on Tuesday evening. Six others were injured. The first victim identified was three kilometres from the site inside his home. A ... metal panel, believed to be the lid of the reactor that exploded at the plant, had travelled at speed through the air, crashing through the wall of his flat. The second victim was a boss at the factory whose remains were found on site. A further ... employee died in hospital on Wednesday. The explosion caused shock waves over a wide area and fire broke out at the plant. Initially local residents were told to stay indoors because of fear of toxic gas. However emergency services later said that it was



Central government approves modification to sewage plant

Eugenio Cabezas

The central government's representative in Malaga province, María Gámez, announced via her Twitter account last Friday, that the modification to Nerja's long-awaited sewage treatment plant project has been approved. She tweeted (in Spanish): Good ... cent of the plant being complete since May, approval for the modification, which is for work omitted in the original plan and valued at an extra two million euros, is needed to be given by central government for the project to be completed. While SUR ... sewage treatment plant is three years behind schedule, due to financial problems with the company responsible for the project and the approval for the modification.



Forty per cent of the western Costa's water supply comes from the desalination plant

Nieves Castro

The Costa del Sol's desalination plant, which backs upthe local water supply by making sea water suitable for human consumption, is running at full capacity due to the low reservoir levels. 2019 was the driest year in Malaga province since ... records began Operated by the public water company Acosol, the plant is now providing 40 per cent of the water supply to homes and businesses on the western Costa del Sol, from Torremolinos to Manilva. A similar amount is supplied by the ETAP plant ... that converts reservoir water into drinking water and the rest comes from underwater reserves in Fuengirola or is pumped in from the Campo de Gibraltar. The desalination plant has a capacity to convert 42 million litres of water a day, enough to fill



Full steam ahead for Costa del Sol's desalination plant

Nieves Castro

The tourism business which sustains the Costa del Sol brings with it high water consumption levels. The foreseeable extension of the tourist season into the first fortnight of September means that the Costa del Sol's desalination plant, based in ... Marbella, is working harder than ever, with six production lines. The aim of the plant is to guarantee the supply of water to the 11 towns in the region, bearing in mind the water shortage in the La Concepción reservoir, where levels are currently at less ... desalination plant needed to use all six of its turbines in August to produce 1,728 cubic metres of water each hour, equating to an energy cost of 13,200 euros each day. The plant will exert itself until rainfall, forecast to arrive with the new hydrological



Regional government opens up inquiry into La Viñuela tip

Eugenio Cabezas

...infrastructure to deal with spillages, no separation or identification systems of the different type of waste received by the plant and that the owner has no register of the different types of hazardous waste or used oil at the plant. Owner José Luis Florido ... claims he registers the waste received at the plant by using dispatch notes. The report also included photographs of the land around the 1,700-square-metre tip which is also being used to store rubbish. The plant, which is located on the A-356 road, ... is supposed to specialise in the recycling of plastic and cardboard used in the agricultural industry. Visual impact Florido told SUR that his is the only company in the area authorised to receive waste and that as far as he is concerned the plant



Sewage plant project to stop untreated waste flowing into Guadalhorce river by 2022


...allocated in the Andalusian budget for 2020 so that these works can begin. The sewage plant, which will be known as the Malaga Norte, will treat the waste from the other two towns who are still disposing of it into the river (Alhaurín el Grande and Cártama) ... and also that of Alhaurín de la Torre, which is currently dealt with by the plant on the Guadahorce industrial estate in Malaga. That plant has been working at its limit for years because it also treats all the waste from the Torremolinos area. The ... that it would have the capacity to treat 70,000 cubic metres a day, the equivalent of the waste produced by a population of 280,000 inhabitants. As a reference, this is just under half the capacity of the Guadalhorce plant (160,000 m3). Pending issues



A primitive plant form

Denise Bush the West Indies, and the genus includes shrubs, climbing plants and trees. Pereskia is the only cactus that has no succulent leaves and a plant like it is thought to be the ancestor of all cacti today. The first specimens were collected in the



Additional funding confirmed to finish work on Nerja plant


Nerja town hall announced on Wednesday that central government has approved the release of an extra two million euros to complete the outstanding work on the town's sewage treatment plant. The announcement confirmed that Nerja mayor Rosa Arrabal ... funding will allow the Nerja project, which is the only unfinished treatment plant project on the Costa del Sol, to be completed. The project is currently running three years behind schedule, largely due to the fact that the company managing the project ... declared itself bankrupt in 2017. Once complete, the plant will be able to process up to 25,000 cubic metres of wastewater a day for 125,000 people, allowing for a significant growth in the population during the summer months.



The peacock plant

Denise Bush

At certain times of the year garden centres seem to get flooded with one type of plant that you can then find everywhere you look. At the moment it is the turn of Calathea, a tropical plant found growing on the floor of the jungle in tropical ... the shades of green on the top. Many are man-made hybrids and not found in the wild. Usually grown as a house or office plant, Calathea, also called cathedral, peacock, zebra, rattlesnake and prayer plant, is not the easiest to look after. It needs



Nerja mayor expresses "concern" and "surprise" over delays to treatment plant


Mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo, has expressed his "concern" over the paralysis to work at Nerja's waste water treatment plant. His comments came last Thursday following a meeting with the central government's environment ministry. Armijo, ... added that the town hall would "take whatever action is necessary" for work to start again. Plans for a treatment plant in Nerja first came about in 1996 but a contract to start work wasn't signed until the end of 2013. Work should have finished by ... Gamez, said the plant was expected to be finished by the end of 2019.



The Beefsteak plant

Denise Bush

The Beefsteak plant has several common names but is commercially listed as Magilla Perilla. It looks very similar to Coleus and there is some dispute between botanists and commercial growers as to whether it is a true member of the Perilla genus or ... not. It is said to be a clone of a Perilla plant which was discovered in the collection of a specialist grower in Japan. Unlike Perilla, which was extremely popular as a bedding plant during the Victorian era and is used as a herb in Asiatic cuisine, ... become invasive however the Beefsteak plant has few flowers and is usually sterile. It grows in to a mound of foliage about half a metre tall with sturdy upright stems and the leaves can be up to 15cm long. It loves the heat but is not drought resistant



Businesses lay off staff in Benaoján due to listeriosis crisis


Businesses in the meat industry in Benaoján are laying off staff due to the listeriosis crisis. The largest in the area, Icarben S.L., laid off six employees this week and reduced the working hours of six more. The listeriosis was first associa



Brits arrested after baby intoxicated by cannabis

Héctor Barbotta

The parents and uncle of a 17-month-old baby have been arrested after the child was taken to a Marbella health centre having ingested cannabis. The three adults, all British, were at home when the little girl came into contact with the drug withou



More than 70 firefighters brought in to control blaze at San Roque petrochemical plant


Fire brigades from around the Campo de Gibraltar area have been brought in to fight a blaze that broke out at around 3pm at the Indorama petrochemical plant in San Roque on Tuesday. The fire at the plant located in the Guadarranque industrial ... Reinforcements were then sent in from Cadiz, Jerez de la Frontera and Chiclana, with more than 70 firefighters at the scene. Gibraltar The first emergency calls reported the sound of an explosion in a storage warehouse at the Indorama plant. The factory



Way being cleared for Coín sewage to pass through treatment plant


The Junta de Andalucía has said that it is doing all it can to speed up the start "in the next few weeks" of repairs to piping due to bring sewage to be treated at the Guadalhorce valley's new wastewater plant. Álora and Pizarra are already



Guadalhorce sewage treatment plant starts working 20 years after first plans were made

francisco jiménez

...meets the Guadalhorce, the plant is currently operating in a test phase, treating the wastewater produced by the 22,000 residents in Pizarra and Álora. It is expected that in a few months' time it will also serve the municipality of Coín, taking the ... total catchment area up to 44,000 residents. TREATMENT PLANT Catchment area. Coín (21,716 registered residents), Álora (12,951) and Pizarra (9,118). Location. La Aljaima (Pizarra), where the rivers Grande and Guadalhorce meet. Capacity. 8,295 ... plant. Funding. The Junta de Andalucía has paid for the works, with 80% from European funds and the rest from the water treatment fee collected on water bills. It's now two decades since the Junta de Andalucía first envisaged building the treatment



Sewage plant in Nerja to enter test phase by summer

Eugenio Cabezas

Work has started again after a break over the Christmas period to complete Nerja's waste water station, which will enter into a testing phase before this summer. Spain's Environment ministry has said that it wants to make sure that work is not furt



The balloon plant

The botanical name for this plant is Gomophocarpus physocarpus but it has many easier to pronounce common names including balloon plant, balloon cotton bush, bishop's balls, and swan plant. It is a species of milkweed and was previously called ... Asclepias physocarpa. The balloon plant is a perennial shrub native to south east Africa but has been introduced to many countries around the world, becoming naturalised in most of them including the Mediterranean. Safe to prune Calling all ... gardeners When the balloon plant is fully grown it can reach two metres high. It has long narrow leaves and small white flowers with purple accents which appear all year round in moderate climates. The large, balloon-like seed pods form after the flowers



Environmental checks carried out ahead of Brick Beach project in Mezquitilla

Eugenio Cabezas

...over the location of the rubble treatment plant, which will turn the building waste into sand to be used on the beach. The Socialist PSOE party want to situate it in the Taramillas areas of Torre del Mar. However, Torre del Mar's GIPMTM independent ... party argue that the site is too close to a residential area in the town and that the plant would cause noise pollution as well as create high levels of dust, which they say would have a negative impact on residents' health. The GIPMTM party wants the ... plant to be built next to Vélez-Málaga's existing sewage treatment plant instead.



Water and wildlife


It is always good to read something new, especially good news. I was delighted to read in the 10 May edition of SUR in English that the long-awaited sewage plant for the Guadalhorce valley is now operational to process effluent from Coín, Álora and ... chests and black bodies as are the all-black moorhens. They belong to the same family. All are rejoicing in the clean water of yesteryear, thanks to the new plant. My fascination with moorhens and coots goes back several years to when I had cause to



Current and former mayors to give evidence in sewage treatment case


...relation to the town's controversial wastewater treatment plant. The two politicians, who are top of their respective lists for the forthcoming local elections, will be appear in court in Torrox in June to testify, along with six other current and former ... Possible fraud The politicians are also being investigated for possible fraud, as Nerja residents have been charged for sewage treatment on their water bills since 2011, despite the treatment plant never having been completed. A former councillor and ... treatment plant, will be voting for them.



The scaredy-cat plant

Denise Bush

The common names for this plant include, Painted nettle, Scaredy Cat plant and Piss off plant; botanically it can be found as Plectranthus caninus or Coleus canina. Like most members of the mint family Plectranthus caninus is aromatic, mainly ... resistant. A thick layer of mulch in autumn should give the roots extra protection through the winter so that it reshoots in spring. Calling all gardeners Toughening plants up The Scaredy Cat plant has the typical square stems of the mint family. ... and moved around to deter cats from corners of your garden or grown in the border where it will eventually spread. Unlike culinary mint, Plectranthus caninus is not invasive but is a useful and attractive ground cover plant for dry areas in semi-shade.



Fascinating facts about 'crocking' plant pots

Hands up anyone who puts stones, gravel or 'crocks' (pieces of terracotta pot or broken crockery) in the bottom of their pots before filling them with compost. I imagine that will be most gardeners because as everybody knows, putting crocks in the bo



Work restarts on Nerja sewage treatment plant

Eugenio Cabezas

Work finally started again to Nerja's sewage treatment plant on Monday. The long-awaited return of Isolux-Corsán-Corviam, who gave assurances that they would be able to complete the project, came after a series of protests in the town in January and


What to do

Exotic plant exhibition

Tony Bryant benalmádena

The eleventh edition of the Feria de Plantas de Coleccíon, the plant fair, is to be held in La Paloma Park in Benalmádena next weekend. The three day event will commence on Friday 14 (Good Friday) and will continue until Sunday 16 April. The show



First Nerja sewage treatment plant protest planned


The first demonstration over delays to the completion of Nerja's sewage treatment plant is due to take place tomorrow, Saturday, after authorisation to organise the event was given by the national government. The protest will start at the town ... hall at 11am and head towards the main treatment plant, near the Fuente del Baden residential area. All residents and organisations are invited to take part.