Dirty Air

HAS anybody else commented on the air pollution that is now almost daily, hanging over the Almanzora Valley (Almeria)?

As I drive towards the valley from the Oria direction, there is a blanket ‘fog’ visible from a distance.  It stretches from Arboleas through to Olula.

This was not present when we moved here in 1996, and it has got steadily worse.  For a while it was just in the summer, but now it is here all year.  Some days it is possible to see a plume of I assume marble dust, coming from the top of the ‘Reverte’ processing plant on Albox Industrial Estate, but that is not the only culprit.

Vehicle pollution must be high on the list.  The only things that clear it temporarily are good rains and high winds, but once these stop, it is soon back.   We came to Spain for good weather and good air.  What happened to the latter?

 Harvey Gooch,  Albox (Almeria).

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