THE European Commission is being called in to inspect pollution levels in the Bay of Gibraltar.
The demand comes after the CEPSA refinery in San Roque doubled its output in a year. Gibraltar MEP Ashley Fox asked that the EC looks at pollution levels after “years of concern”.
“There have been repeated concerns about the pollution. If CEPSA have simply boosted output without tackling this problem then even more pollution is entering the bay,” he said.
“This increase in output mustn’t put people’s health at risk.”
The demand comes as new research shows that Gibraltar is not a cancer hot spot as previously believed.
An investigation, carried out by Denmark’s Aarhus University shows that the rates are within the normal range of other EU countries.
Chief minister Peter Caruana said the report should put people’s minds at rest.
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