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IU believes the Segura River tubing is "unnecessary and unsustainable" (03/11/2010)

The head of the Environment of UTIs in the Murcia Region, Victoria Rodriguez, today criticized the decision of the Segura basin (CHS) of tubing of the flow of this river and has assured that it is "a work unnecessary and unsustainable. "

Rodriguez noted that the piping of a section of the Segura have "serious" environmental, social and economic conditions in the coastal municipalities, and a "strong" impact from changes in the dynamics of river water, which will lead to a reduction flow of up to 40 percent.

Furthermore, she added that will be affected, including areas close to 23 habitats of Community interest and will be a loss of water quality due to the reduction of circulating flows, while detrimental to the fauna and the rest associated biodiversity.

He indicated that the project will involve construction of a set of large-scale infrastructure that will require the occupation irreversible transformation and alteration of an extension "considerable" territory, affecting natural areas as a place of interest "of the Sierras and Vega Alta Segura and Rivers Alhárabe and Moratalla. "

"We must also take into account the impact on the landscape in one of the highest quality is becoming recognized as a new source of economic wealth for the region that is rural tourism, and that this work would be destroyed completely," Rodriguez added.

For his part, Councillor for IU-LV de Cieza, José Eduardo Illueca, has called for citizen action to prevent the piping, which he described as "environmental attack of the first magnitude" and has insisted that the identity of coastal cities is closely linked to Segura.

Source: IURM

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