Tamaulipas beaches clean of sargassum this July

12/07/2021

Tamaulipas beaches are free of sargassum for the summer vacation season that starts this weekend, assured the Secretary of Urban Development and Environment (Seduma), Gilberto Estrella Hernández. He said that while states like Quintana Roo already deal with this pollution problem with the excess of sargassum, the beaches of Miramar, Tesoro, Barra del Tordo, La Pesca, and Bagdad, are free of this seaweed.

He recognized that in previous years this algae has been registered on the coasts of the State, however, its presence has been minimal. "As it has been affecting a lot the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun, the whole area of Quintana Roo, fortunately, we still do not have these problems here," he reiterated.

Tamaulipas beaches such as Miramar, Tesoro, and Bagdad are free of sargassum for the summer vacation season that begins this weekend.

Regarding the presence of tar on the beaches of the south of the State, he said that the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) should investigate and attend to this problem. Although the federal agency itself has already mentioned that this contamination is from the residues generated at some time by an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

By Mexicanist