About 3000 people, from collective meetings, took part this Saturday in a demonstration gathered by the Fishermen’s Brothers of Noia, Portosín and Mexilloeiros Olvimar, against the authority of the Xunta to discharge a total of 889,885 cubic meters of waste from the old San Finx mine in the Muros y Noia estuary, “the largest bank of shells in the world.”
In addition to representatives of the fishing sector and environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, among the hundreds of attendees there were, among others, leaders of political formations such as the leader of the BNG, Ana Pontón; the general secretary of the PSdeG, Valentín González Formoso and the representatives of Anova, led by Martino Noriega.
The Cofradías de Pescadores de Noia and Portosín gathered this Saturday to try to recall the executive authority of Rueda, to pay the sum of almost 900,000 cubic meters of water from the old tungsten mine and mine from San Finx, in Lousame; to the fluvial river from Muros to Noia.
In statements to the European Press, the president of the fraternity Agrupación do Marisqueo a Pé de Noia, Francisco Pérez confirms that the demonstration was “a complete success”, not only because of the number of people “who came”, but for the participation of “people from other parts, such as hospitality and trade from region.”
He also proclaimed that “he will not surrender” in this request of the independent Government and, in addition to this type of popular action, the fraternities have already taken administrative and criminal actions against the decision of the independent executive.
Given this, Pérez highlights that Aguas de Galicia does not pay attention to the right to fish the estuary and “continues to go through the administrative process” according to requirements that, according to him, “do not meet the necessary security measures. .
Criticism of the pilot test
The demonstration included the participation of the boss of Noia, Santiago Cruz, and Liliana, a marine biologist who warned the pilot that the water treatment experiment was an “absolute failure” due to abuse, while some “high values” are evident. in different heavy metals, such as cadmium, copper and mercury.
In this sense, he asserted that the presence of these metals in the Muros water from the Noia estuary, from which 70% of the Galician bivalves are extracted, will not cause the disappearance of these iconic species, but to do the following. “They are not fit for human consumption,” because, in order to feed themselves, they pour all the water around them.
For his part, the spokesperson of the BNG, Ana Pontón, asked Alfonso Rueda to amend the authority of the fuse, which he defined as “an environmental bomb with fatal consequences for the entire region”.
Ponton stated that the PP “again”, against the 5,000 direct jobs in the shells and peak fisheries connected with the fraternities of the area, to support the unique interests of the Australian multinational that operates from tax ports, and that; according to her, as he wishes to use our riches.
The nationalist spokesman argued that “in the face of the PP to parties with those who want to use Galicia”, his party “always the interests of Galicia and its people”.
The largest shell bank in the world
Now the general secretary of the PSdeG, Valentín González Formoso, demanded that the Xunta “stop this madness”, alluding to the release of this water in a place that he called “the biggest bank of shells in the world”.
Likewise, the Socialista confirmed that its presence in the demonstration supports “the whole of Galicia”, because “the success of the region of Noia means the success of maritime extraction in the whole community”, the sector that uses it. to more than 35,000 people directly.
Formoso added the commitment of the Galician Government, which was requested to implement a “social response” program this Saturday, for the tunnel “closed for so long” represents “an environmental risk not worth the country”.