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15.09.2017

On the restoration and cleaning of Athens beaches from fuel oil will take 10 years

The European Union sent to Greece a vessel that will be used to collect oil products that poured into the sea after the crash of the tanker Agia Zoni 2.

"Agia Zoni 2", on board which was 2,2 thousand tons of fuel oil and 370 tons of Haisol, sank on Sunday night in the Saronic Gulf near the island of Atalani, located between Piraeus and Salamis. About the causes of emergency is still unknown, the divers sealed the vessel in order to start pumping out the cargo.

Meanwhile, environmental protection organizations have announced a major environmental disaster. Oil stains reached popular Athens beaches, authorities forbade vacationers to swim "because of pollution of sea water." Despite all the efforts of the services for the conservation of the leak, after a day of the coast of the island of Salamina, as well as beaches in Paleo Faliro and Glyfada were covered with a thick layer of fuel oil.

At the same time, the authorities said that the oil spill in the sea had been stopped. Emergency crews gather mixed with sand fuel oil. However, according to some experts, the restoration and complete cleaning of beaches will take at least 10 years.

A source: newsbomb

Tags: Greece, Ecology, Oil, Sea, Beach