The Town Hall of Los Alcázares has warned that due to the heavy rains recorded in recent weeks, the arrival of nitrates to the Mar Menor has increased which has led to a decrease in the salinity of the lagoon which can cause a new episode of ‘green soup’, as reported by municipal sources in a statement. The councillor for the Environment of Los Alcázares Town Council, Antonio Campoy, has also stated that “these parameters, added to the increase in temperatures, could provoke a new episode of ‘green soup’ or mortality in the Mar Menor”. In this sense, from the consistory alcazareño have asked the competent administrations to act “immediately” to avoid that some of these episodes are repeated in the Mar Menor and prevent “a new environmental catastrophe. Campoy has also asked the Regional Ministry of the Environment and the Coastal Demarcation to “act immediately and we offer them our help and collaboration to find a solution to the critical state of the Mar Menor”.
The Town Council of Los Alcázares has expressed its intention to work “intensively, even going beyond its own competences”, to “prevent the arrival of dead algae on the beaches, and also on integral and legal solutions for the Mar Menor”. Finally, the same sources have pointed out that this week the mayor of the municipality, Mario Pérez Cervera, is at the UN presenting the ILP which was approved for the first time in the Alcazar town council and which obtained more than 600,000 signatures to give legal personality to the Mar Menor.