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Junta de Andalucía is investigating illegal quarrying

The quarries at Alhaurín de La Torre
The quarries at Alhaurín de La Torre / SUR
  • This comes after many complaints, a report from the Guardia Civil environmental service and protests from local ecologists about the destructive nature of the alleged activity

The Junta de Andalucía regional government has started proceedings to fine one of the companies accused of operating without a licence at the quarries in Alhaurín de la Torre.

This comes after many complaints, a report from the Guardia Civil environmental service and protests from local ecologists about the destructive nature of the alleged activity.

Regional minister for Employment, Business and Commerce, Javier Carnero, said that the proceedings were started after the Junta received the complaint from the Guardia Civil, provoking concern about "the failure to comply with article 31.2 of the General Mining Regulations".

For the environmental groups, the action is "positive", but comes four years too late.