The residents of two towns on Mallorca have been surprised this week by the appearance of two spills: one in the town of Sóller and the other in the waters of Cala Major, one of the island’s main sandy areas.

The first of these occurred on 24th May, when the residents of Cala Major detected a major spill that impregnated the crystalline waters of the area. This spillage muddied the water until it caused a large dark stain.

Although at first it was thought that it was a faecal spillage, after the technicians’ inspection it was determined that the cause was a drinking water failure, which was immediately repaired. Fortu-nately, the spill did not reach the beach.

A day later, another Mallorcan town was surprised by another spill, this time of diesel oil.

On the 25th of May, the Sóller Irrigation Syndicate reported a diesel spill to the Guardia Civil on a branch of the irrigation channel that channels the water from Font de s’Olla.

Apparently, the spill occurred last friday, when some neighbours detected a strong smell of diesel coming from their washing machine, after they had washed their clothes. The water came out con-taminated by the taps in the houses, and the ponds in the area had large stains on the surface and a strong smell of diesel.

This is the second spill in the area in recent weeks, which has also caused damage to crops, which use the water from the ditch for irrigation. The Guardia Civil has opened an investigation into what happened to clarify the facts.




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