20 Sep, 2023 @ 14:30
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Report: 456 tonnes of nitrates ended up in the Mar Menor in 2022

Scientists Investigate 'whitish Mass' Of Water That's Appeared In Spain's Mar Menor Lagoon
Scientists investigate 'whitish mass' of water in Spain's Mar Menor lagoon

A TOTAL of 456 tonnes of nitrates entered the Mar Menor lagoon in southeastern Spain during 2022, as well as 18.5 tonnes of phosphates. That’s according to the latest report from the Mar Menor Technical Office, produced in conjunction with the central Environmental Transition Ministry. 

The coastal saltwater lagoon, which is in Murcia region, has been suffering near ecological collapse for years now, due to intensive farming in surrounding areas that causes high levels of pollutants in the water.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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