The general sub-directorate for the Protection of the Coast, which depends on the General Directorate of the Coast and the Sea of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Democratic Challenge (Miteco) has started the procedures to decontaminate the beach on the coast of Sant Adrià de Besòs, closed from May 2021 to the appearance of polluting industrial remains.
The mayoress of Sant Adrià, Filo Cañete, assured yesterday that the City Council has worked together with the Ministry and the Catalan Waste Agency (ACR) to specify the most appropriate decontamination project "to guarantee the health of beach users". to be able to start enjoying this public space so reclaimed.
The project, led by Miteco, has the approval of the ACR. In the month of April, after Easter, the works will begin so that, according to the mayoress, "at the end of July we can reopen the beach" and she assured that they will try to shorten the deadlines as much as possible.
"We hope this is a reality," said Cañete, who also announced that it maintains the shuttle bus service so that bathers can travel free of charge to the Portal de la Pau beach, in Port Fòrum. The Ministry, for its part, points out that the cost of the action will be 1,197,840.53 euros.
The coastal beach, the most used by Adrianenses, was closed in May 2021 when contaminating industrial remains were detected. Lead and cobalt accumulations with rates higher than the legal maximum allowed. Other toxic substances such as arsenic, nickel, molybdenum, varadium and benzopyrene were also found. In the summer of last year, the City Council had to reinforce the fence that prevents access to the beach, to prevent imprudent behavior.