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"Urgent meeting" called after effluent seen in sea in Nerja

  • The dirty water caused alarm in the town at the start of the high season

Bathers on Calahonda and El Salón beaches in Nerja alerted SUR to the presence of froth caused by effluent in the sea near the shore during the course of last weekend. The dirty water caused alarm in the town at the start of the high season and despite repair work to a broken wastewater pipe situated between El Playazo beach and the mouth of the Chíllar river being finished less than a fortnight ago.

On Tuesday the mayor of Nerja, Rosa Arrabal called for an “urgent meeting” with Spain’s Environment minister to seek a solution to the town’s ongoing problems with its unfinished wastewater station. Work stopped to the plant, which should have been complete a year ago, in April this year, largely due to financial problems with the construction company Isolux-Corsán-Corviam.