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Environment/Nature news & information for Tarragona province

American Bullfrog found in Ebro 'huge threat' to native species
Environment Sat, Jul 14, 2018

American Bullfrog found in Ebro 'huge threat' to...

A HIGHLY-AGGRESSIVE species of frog native to North America has been found in the wild in Spain for the first time, leading to concern among biologists. The American Bullfrog (), so-named because of its very loud noise...

Catalunya protests over Spain's plans to 'steal' water from Ebro delta
Environment Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Catalunya protests over Spain's plans to...

PROTEST marches on Sunday filled the town of Amposta (Girona province) over ongoing plans by the Spanish government to reduce the flow of the Ebro river and siphone off it to provide water to other regions. Another...

Rasquera wildfire finally under control
Environment Thu, May 17, 2012

Rasquera wildfire finally under control

At 10 o'clock this evening, firefighters in Catalunya finally managed to put out the wildfire that has been burning for three days around the towns of Rasquera, El Perelló, Benifallet and Tivenys. The blaze has now...

Rasquera wildfire razes 3,000 hectares of countryside
Environment Wed, May 16, 2012

Rasquera wildfire razes 3,000 hectares of countryside

52 people have been evacuated from 24 different rural properties as a result of the wildfire that broke out in Rasquera (Tarragona) on Tuesday. A school bus route between Rasquera and neighbouring El Perelló also had...

Vinaròs, Tortosa and L'Aldea under half a metre of water
Environment Mon, Nov 21, 2011

Vinaròs, Tortosa and L'Aldea under half a metre of...

TORRENTIAL rainfall in Vinaròs (Castellón) and the province of Tarragona today has left roads cut off and up to 50 centimetres (1'8”) of flood water on the pavements. The rain reached a terrifying 200 to 250...

Nuclear plant leak in Ascó
Environment Sun, May 1, 2011

Nuclear plant leak in Ascó

A LEAK of 25,000 litres of radioactive water forced security staff to evacuated the nuclear plant at Ascó (Tarragona) yesterday. Workers' footwear became soaked by the water, leading to widespread alarm that they...

Fuel spill off coast of Tarragona
Environment Mon, Oct 11, 2010

Fuel spill off coast of Tarragona

A fuel spill covering some 66 hectares of sea, possibly from the Asfaltos Españoles refinery at Asesa, was spotted about 1000m off the coast of Tarragona today. As a result, the emergency services activated the...

Yet another fireman dead in inferno
Environment Sat, Jul 25, 2009

Yet another fireman dead in inferno

A FIFTH firefighter has lost his life as a result of the inferno that broke out in the Horta de Sant Joan area of Tarragona on Tuesday. Four firemen died when they became surrounded by a wall of flames, and two were...

Record fine for nuclear plant
Environment Mon, May 11, 2009

Record fine for nuclear plant

The Spanish Ministry of Trade & Industry handed down a 15.4 million euro fine today to the ASCÓ I nuclear plant in Tarragona. In all, the amount comprises four separate fines for serious contraventions, and two...

Environment Tue, Sep 9, 2008

Tarragona port spill controlled

The partial sinking of a fuel supply ship in Tarragona port this morning led to a minor spill that has since been controlled. The incident occurred shortly before 7am when the 'Savinosa', that was carrying 750...

Generator fire closes nuclear plant
Environment Mon, Aug 25, 2008

Generator fire closes nuclear plant

The Vandellós II nuclear power station in Tarragona has been closed down after a fire that started at 8.49am yesterday morning in the electricity generator and which was totally extinguished by 10.30am. A statement...

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