San Garcia Gibraltar

Several tanks of oily waste burned Tuesday in Gibraltar. Two workers were injured. The emergency plan has been activated to clean the beaches of waste. The discharge from tanks of oily waste that burned Tuesday in Gibraltar has reached several beaches of Algeciras (Cadiz), by which the Junta de Andalucia has activated the Emergency Plan by contamination of the Andalusian coastline (Pecla). The Central Government in Cadiz has reported in a statement that oily and hydrocarbon residues have arrived to the beaches of Getares – the first in which detected the presence of waste-El Rinconcillo, La Concha and San Garcia’s tip, the latter located in the reserve of the natural park of the Strait area. A unit of environmental monitoring (UVAM) and agents of the Department of environment have carried out recognition ashore, although they had already intensified their routine inspection tasks since Tuesday afternoon. In addition, a helicopter of the Andalusian group of emergencies (GREA-112) has been responsible for the recognition of the waters of the Bay and the coast from the air. The delegate of the Government of the Board in Cadiz, Manuel Jimenez neighborhoods, and the Deputy in the Campo de Gibraltar, Tomas Herrera, have reported that in the early hours of Thursday will installed the post of advanced command (LDC) on El Rinconcillo Beach to coordinate the tasks of cleaning the coast.

A team of ten operators of the demarcation of coasts and 28 operators of the municipal cleaning company in the city of Algeciras, next to technicians of the delegations of beaches and environment of the Town Hall, have integrated cleaning device deployed. Several injured the fire, which was extinguished Wednesday, began the day before at 3.30 hours in a tank of oily waste from the Northern mole of Gibraltar and was extended four hours later to another tank next. The fire began when two workers, both wounded and one of them serious, performing welding tasks in the tank, though the exact causes of the incident have not been determined.

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