Outcry as Spanish beach sprayed with bleach

Outcry as Spanish beach sprayed with bleach


Playa de Zahara de los Atunes, Spain. Photo source: ©© Stéphane Neckebrock

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Authorities in a Spanish coastal resort have apologised after spraying a beach with bleach in an attempt to protect children from coronavirus.

Zahara de los Atunes, near Cadiz, used tractors to spray more than 2km (1.2 miles) of beach with a bleach solution.

Environmentalists say the move caused “brutal damage” to the local ecosystem…

Read Full Article, BBC News (04-29-2020)

Spanish official apologizes after beach sprayed with bleach; CNN (04-30-2020)
Spain was the world’s second biggest international tourist destination in 2018, with 83 million visitors, according to the UN’s World Tourism Organization. However, a senior government official said the country’s tourism industry should not be fully restarted until the European Union reopens its internal and external borders…

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