The spill has come through the network of sewers in the municipality of Culleredo, through a change that was parked in a service area. The vehicle had a leak, which could be a sabotage to manipulate the valve of the tank. The Xunta has activated the territorial plan of contingencies for maritime pollution. A spill of more than 30,000 liters of kerosene has forced to close this Friday the estuary of O Burgo, in A Coruna, to the shellfish, precisely the day that opened a campaign afloat, for which licensed 44 boats. The spill, about 33,000 litres and that has come to the estuary through the network of sewers in the municipality of Culleredo, comes from a truck that was parked in a service area of the AP-9 and occurred during the early morning hours.
About 08: 00 hours the Guardia Civil in this town contacted emergency services to request it to mobilize the media before a major spill of kerosene whose destination was the Alvedro airport. The driver of the truck gave the voice of alarm to check that the truck had a leak and has denounced that the loss could be due to sabotage to manipulate the valve of the tank, which contained 36,000 litres of kerosene, of which around 3,000 remain in the tanker. The Xunta immediately activated the territorial marine pollution contingency plan and has proceeded to the deployment of barriers to enclose the pollution stain and prevent spread by ria. The Minister of the sea, Rosa Quintana, who has visited the area of the spill, announced that the results of the analysis to be carried out next week in the waters of the estuary will determine the date of its reopening to the shellfish. Quintana pointed out that talk of this landfill can give to fret with the seafood campaign in La Coruna Vigo or set a date for its reopening would be to anticipate events, and has emphasized that we must first wait the result of the tests that will be carried out next week and will be announced at mid month.