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Tagus – Environment Minister sees ‘no dead fish’

Published on 13/11/2017

Portugal’s Minister for the Environment, João Matos Fernandes, has looked at the pollution in the Tagus and the low amount of water being released from Spain, concluding that there is no problem at all and that he “saw no dead fish.” The most likely explanation being that they are all dead – (here)

Stating that it is no use measuring water flow when there is a drought, the minister did suggest that daily, rather than weekly, measurements should be taken as Spain varies the amount of water released – “Portugal must negotiate with Spain accordingly,” said the minister.


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