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Citizens continue harmful practices in the cenotes of Valladolid

by Magali Alvarez
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VALLADOLID, YUCATAN – Despite the fact that the cenotes have been found to be contaminated with different types of pollutants, people apparently do not understand that they should not throw garbage into these natural formations.


Just a few days ago the water body of the Ticuch commissary was cleaned again, for the third time, and at least 250 kilograms of garbage was extracted, supposedly thrown by the neighbors themselves.

As we have already reported, municipal authorities have assured that most of the cenotes are contaminated, so a monitoring plan will be initiated to determine the degree of contamination.

We also reported yesterday statements by Sergio Grosjean Abimerhi, an expert in speleodiving in the state, who said that there are 3,100 cenotes in the state, of which 60 located in the four cardinal points of the state have been monitored and 83% of them are contaminated.

Cleaning of cenotes

A little more than a week ago, cleaning work was carried out in the cenote located in CBTA-87, from where a little more than 500 kilograms of garbage were extracted, which was a considerable amount and it was not possible to extract all of it, so another cleaning is being planned for the site.

In the same way, for the third time, the cenote in the Ticuch commissary was cleaned and about 250 kilograms of garbage were extracted, so in this community the people do not understand the importance of taking care of the water body.

It is noteworthy that although the people have been urged to take care of the cenote, this problem persists, so the Comuna will continue with its plan to clean the bodies of water, while monitoring the degree of contamination.

Mayor Alfredo Fernández Arceo informed in a press conference that in the case of the Zací cenote the cleaning was done and 30 kilograms of garbage were extracted, among them a cell phone, a bracelet, and even a ladder.

According to Sergio Grosjean Abimerhi, each battery detected in the water can contaminate around 10,000 liters of water.

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