A recent study conducted by Ríos tóxicos – contaminación química de ríos y aguas subterráneas has revealed a heavy contamination of Spanish waters with toxic substances, such as waste from the petrochemical industry and pesticides from agriculture.
This discovery points out the gap in both Spanish and European legislation. “The European Commission must regulate all these substances to guarantee that threshold concentrations are not exceeded and monitor the measures of Member States to reduce toxic loads.” said Koldo Hernandez, the Coordinator on Toxic Substances for Ecologistas en Accion.
Urgent actions, like for example banning glyphosate in the European Union are required. To learn more, read the full press release.