Request for investigation into the death of fish

in World · 09-08-2019 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

The Oliveira do Bairro Câmara has requested the Administration of the Central Hydrographic Region – Portuguese Environment Agency to investigate the causes of the “appearance of dead fish in the Cértima River” registered recently.

The situation was reported last week by a local citizen to the municipality´s Environment Services, who “on the same day” sent technicians to the site and referred the matter to the “proper investigation by the Nature and Environment Protection Service (SEPNA) of the GNR”.

“Alerted to the possibility of the existence of an environmental crime, water and fish samples were collected for analysis,” says the council chaired by Duarte Novo.

Local officials also went to the site to collect “as many dead fish as possible” which were then taken, for incineration by a specialised company.

Duarte Novo says that he has been “doing several things with the Administration of the Hydrographic Region of the Centre – Portuguese Environment Agency, in order to verify the origin of the problem.”

A resident of Oliveira do Bairro confirmed to Lusa the “recurring appearance” of dozens of dead fish, especially carp, in the Cértima River, downstream of some industrial units in Águeda and Oliveira do Bairro.

“The water is dark and it smells bad” reports the same source, ensuring it is a situation that recurs several times a year.


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