Ibiza beach closed due to e. Coli contamination

claims “Sewage from ships is being blamed for the outbreak”


An Ibiza beach has been closed by authorities due to an outbreak of E. coli contamination caused by high levels of human excrement in the water.

The local council of Sant Josep sent out a notice saying: “Important point: As a result of an episode of biological contamination, we had to close the Calò d’en Serral beach. It will reopen as soon as the tests confirm that normality has been restored.”

A spokesman for the council added: “The last tests of the Ministry of Health of the Balearic Government detected the presence of a faecal bacterium, Escherichia coli (E. coli), above the authorised limits.”

The contamination is said to be have been caused by emissions from passing boats.

Despite red flags and notices being put up, the council has said swimmers are ignoring the warnings and risking their health by entering the water to swim and snorkel. Environmental health chiefs have strongly warned against this.

Source – mixmag.net