Controversy about the navigability of a part of the Riachuelo does not end there. In fact, heated discussions continue between the authorities, neighbors, sports associations, tourism entrepreneurs and companies in the La Boca neighborhood. On the one hand, the contamination of the basin, its damage to the health of the population, and the damage caused by toxins if they go into the open water, on the other hand, with tourism, economic and cultural reactivation in the southern part of the city. region. To these last arguments are added those arguments which indicate that sanitation and cleaning actions promote the possibility of a marine circuit without health risks.
offer promoted by Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the countrywith the accession of Ministry of City Government and support Matanzas Riachuelo Basin Authority (Accumulate) This is related to the possibility that light boats can operate from kilometer zero of Riachuelo to Nicolás Avellaneda Ferry.
The initiative is part of a more ambitious project: the construction of Tigre-Quilmes Nautical Circuit, With a series of intermediate stops of which La Boca would be one of them. “Taking into account the tourism infrastructure and the tourist-heritage attractiveness of the area around the Caminito and the Transporter Bridge, it makes sense to add 300 meters to Riachuelo to make that stop and integrate that area into the circuit.” comes,” he explained The Nation Hernan Roitman, National Director of Tourism Quality and Innovation of the Nation.
After submitting proposals for popular consideration at two public hearings on 2 and 12 December, the main actors participating in today’s debate await the final proposal that Accumer should issue on the question put to consultation, which that has been added to his presentation. Moron’s Federal Court No. 2Court that implements the Supreme Court of Justice’s ruling in Mendoza’s decision, the resolution that urged political authorities to clear it in 2008, and which currently defines whether or not to allow navigation in the demarcated section is capable.
“Liquid mass”. he defines as alfredo alberti, President of the Association of Neighbors of La Boca (AVDLB) As for the water of Riachuelo, noting that, in his opinion, its composition differs from the classic “H2O” formula. beside her Argentine Academy of Environmental Sciences He opposes the navigability proposal and highlights as the main arguments against the level of contamination that is still present in the sludge of the Riachuelo, as well as the persistence of toxic discharges from industries.
“Earlier, a very low current was observed and today it has been fixed: both the coastal edge and the water mirror have been cleaned, but the issue is what lies below the waterline. The sludge is highly contaminated because industrial The dump has not improved,” he reported. Nation Alberti, who participated in the public hearings and was a member of the collegiate body in the Riachuello case.
The Academy of Environmental Sciences, in its publication last November, cites two studies, one from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), and another from Acumer itself, both from 2016, that warn about the dangers of contamination and the navigability of the basin. There are further conclusions: “To solve the pollution of the waters of the Riachuelo Matanza, It is necessary to change the paradigm of regulation of discharge which has been implemented in the last seventy years at least”.
About this point, and before consulting this medium, Martin Sabbatella, President of Accumarexplained that the agency works on the control and environmental adaptation of industrial, commercial or service establishments throughout the area of the Matanzas Riachuelo basin.
“On a daily basis, inspection teams visit the establishments, verifying that no irregularities have been committed. We have a team of inspectors who do this, who visit each company, and who look into complaints from neighbors and organizations.” Discharge of liquid effluents, which are periodically monitored and If industries are detected that do not comply with this regulation, they are sanctioned or called upon to submit an environmental adaptation plan.
Federico Gatti Lavisse, General Director of Metropolitan Management and Transfer of City Powers rejected in conversation with Nation The Academy’s arguments and specified that the report of the study cited in their publication is out of date National Water Institute (INA)of 2021, in which it is determined that with certain types of vessels, with an established power and speed, and in some areas of the basin, such as the one demarcated by the project, navigation does not generate as much soil regeneration as others does channel normal events
And he added: “You have to review the sludge reports and technical studies. There are small areas where there are heavy metals, mainly from illegal tanneries and shipyards that work on the banks and today they do not exist”.