The Environmental Society of Lefke has sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar, calling for measures to be taken for streams which are believed to be polluted by run-off of debris and waste from a section of the CMC mine located in South Cyprus.
In a statement, the President of the Society Ahmet Hızlı said foamy water was running from the stream near Lefke-Karşıyaka, adding that they feared that the source of this water was coming from an area where exposed mine waste lie.
“We are worried that the waste and debris from the mine site in the Fugusa region could be flowing into the Lefke Stream following heavy rains and melting snowfall”, the statement said.
Stating that a letter calling for necessary measures to be taken had been sent to the UNSG’s Special Representative in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar, the statement said they had asked for Spehar’s support to convince the company to clean the polluted area and for those affected on both sides to be compensated.
The statement also added that the Society had taken the necessary water samples for analysis adding that all results will be shared with the public.