Antonio Fernández, Mayor of Cuevas del Almanzora.
Antonio Fernández, Mayor of Cuevas del Almanzora.

The mayor of Cuevas del Almanzora (Almería), Antonio Fernández, He said Wednesday that it will request a meeting with the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alfonso Dastis, to move the US government led by Donald Trump interest in the cleanup of nuclear waste from the village of Palomares run, where half a century ago four thermonuclear bombs fell in the area as a result of an accident by two US Army aircraft.

Speaking to reporters in Almeria, the Cuevano councilman noted that since the municipality has always been committed to the victory of Hillary because “I was very sensitive to the issue of Palomares” and “on its agenda always came the problem of how to treat contaminated soil”, he understands that with her in front of the federal government cleaning 50.000 cubic meters of contaminated soil “It could be a reality”.

However, has said that, Despite this “new situation”, the Consistory is to be “keep pushing” for the Spanish Executive contact the US administration so that “formalizes” the agreement of good intentions which was signed in October 2015 and “it becomes a contract with details” on how it will proceed to the decontamination of the hamlet.

“We have lived a year with a functioning government in Spain that has overlapped with an election in the United States, which it is the worst thing we could spend, but I think it's time, regardless of who governs in United States, that we put to work all”, He said the mayor.

Thereby, Fernandez is confident that “the problem of Palomares” is resolved “once and for all” and that “after 50 years is clean” the land “as it agreed in that handshake that all had the opportunity to see” referring to the meeting of the then US Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterpart in Spain Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo.

Source:EP