Ecologistas en Accion suspect that there is a cover up by the Junta de Andalucia over the toxic algae that has closed beaches, and is demanding to know if the massive pharmacological company Deretil has suffered any escape of algae or toxic products from their tanks in recent weeks. They say that Dr Ignacio Flores, a marine biologist, has cast doubts on the official explanation issued by the regional Ministry of Health and said that Continue reading Is the Junta covering up an industrial accident on our toxic beaches?
This has been hushed up a bit, but still…. 12 workers at the Deretil chemcial factory in Villaricos were taken to hospital after a tank containing 70,000 litres of high corrosive acid ruptured last Friday 15th May. All of the workers were working for a subcontracted company called COVISA. Deretil said that emergency procedures worked well, and the none of the 12 workers were seriously affected. It appears that while the spilt liquid was contained Continue reading Chemical leak at Deretil factory in Villaricos
DSM Deretil Spain has been brought out by its Spanish managers and has split from the main Dutch group. Deretil as it is now known, operates its main factory in Villaricos where it manufactures base products for antibiotics. It has another factory in China and its operational offices are in Barcelona.