22 May, 2012 @ 15:05
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Fuel safety fears for Gib

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are calling for greater cooperation between authorities in Gibraltar and Spain amid safety fears over a new fuel depot in Algeciras.

The development – part of an existing terminal operated by storage giant Vopak – is set to come into use early next year, boosting the site’s capacity to four million tons.

The Environmental Safety Group has branded the scheme a ‘significant environmental and safety risk’.

It has urged Gibraltar’s government to raise the issue with the EU if Spain fails to provide details from an environmental impact study.

Eloise Horsfield

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  1. Gee Carlos you must have been one of those popular kids in school …….

    But Miss, Pepe also did it.
    (get it — we all do it – I just did it and I wanna do it again …..)

    You are def part of the problem and no solution in sight.

  2. Just seen this and its a great example of land filling in the Bay of Gibraltar and its not being done precisely by Gibraltar. And this is just one section created recently solely to compete with Gibraltar bunkering by the way, you should see the rest of it. And its not like the little bit Gibraltar had filled in inside its own harbour to build multi storey buildings to house our own people, its for creating even more pollution Its not Algeciras that doing the filling up, no no, its Gibraltar guys.

    Anyone can see by the map on this page just how much Gib as filled in guys. The yellow bits are Gibraltar’s filling in outside its own harbour. The Red bits is Spain’s. and the part in the picture in the article, is not even there yet. Now you tell me!


    And Carlos, dont want to topple your argument but bunkering is being done by ships from Algeciras too, and if it werent for the Spanish Refinery on your side of the Bay, where it says CRINAVIS there would be no bunkering in the first place. Nothing like google maps to show the world the truth that hides behind all the accusations hurled at Gib.

    Hey, what happened to the traditional places where the spanish fishermen ALWAYS FISHED IN for centuries in their own waters? They’ve disappeared under all that rubble. Now it seems only what’s left in Our BGTW is what can keep them and their families alive! And we are keeping them away from it. Naughty naughty Gibraltarians!

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