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Limassol winter swimmers complain to EU over pollution

Sea Pollution Limassol

Limassol winter swimmers have filed a complaint with the European Commission’s DG environment over sea pollution.

In a letter, they cited violation or absence of legislation to protect Limassol beaches.

“There is no control in the marinas and boats dump sewage without having to report to anyone,” the president of the ‘Akti Olimpion’ club, Erma Stylianides told the Cyprus News Agency on Thursday.

She added that fish farms also leave residue while the sewage systems of some old apartment buildings’ overflow into the sea.

Local authorities, said Stylianides, has made multiple attempts to implement measures, but there is still a lot to be done by the state to address the situation.

Stylianides highlighted the need for creation of coast guard service, as well as laws that forbid anyone from dumping sewage in the sea.

The complaint took place last week, and the club as well as the 1,200 citizens who signed in agreement, are expecting a response from the Commission.


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