Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Spanish environmentalists ask Greta Thunberg to make Sweden pay for the disaster in Aznalkolar

The environmental group Mujeres por Doñana has sent a letter to Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg asking her to intervene so that her country pays for the ecological disaster caused by the collapse of a mining raft in Aznalkolar, owned by Swedish Boliden. Doñana’s surroundings in 1998. This environmental accident involved the discharge of five hectares of acidic water and toxic sludge into the Guadiamar River.

The above-mentioned environmental group commented through a statement that “Sweden, in the eyes of the majority of the world, represents the image of an exemplary nation with regard to the defense of sustainable development and the environmental health of the planet. Furthermore, it is proud that what is currently the most media icon of green activism was born there: the young Greta Thunberg”.

Aznalcolar mining pond after fracking and releasing five hectares of acidic water and toxic sludge into the Guadiamar River in 1998 Archive

However, Mujeres por Doñana recognized that “the reality is very different” and therefore, he asked Thunberg to remember, taking advantage of his current activism against German mining, in the case of the Lutzrath field, who at the same time Remember that it is his country—Sweden—that “has been precisely responsible for some of the greatest environmental tragedies in contemporary history”.

Mujeres por Dona finds it “shocking” to see that Greta Thunberg is accusing the German government of being the country that pollutes the planet, while “the Swedish company that caused the Aznalcolar mine disaster in Seville has so far spent almost 90 million euros. That the cost of the cleanup and restoration of the affected environment falls on the Spanish public treasury”. The Spanish workers also remind him that they practice another form of protection of nature and, moreover, do not charge anything for it.

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Thunberg has been invited to see him at work at Donana, where he is fighting against wildfires with his Donkey Fire projects, his initiative for sustainable crops without pesticides, and his current fight against the menace of pellet management , will be able to know about Do not destroy the forests around this national park.

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