The Ministry of Agriculture has made clear the sea of Kato Pyrgos Tillyria wider area is not polluted despite the bad smell coming out of the fishing shelter there.
Philenews also reported on Tuesday that lab tests carried out after alarming calls have shown that the Kato Pyrgos fishing shelter’s problem is mainly the accumulation of seaweed in the basin mixed with sand and mud.
And in combination with the reduced circulation of seawater inside the shelter, this creates conditions in the sediment due to their degradation and, consequently, bad smell.
Nonetheless, Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis will visit the area again and talk to local officials on Thursday, August 26.
The Fishery Department’s officers visited the area on June 23 to assess the state of play and evaluate the accumulation of any pollutants, such as heavy metals and polyromatic hydrocarbons.