Saronic Gulf cleaner than last year despite oil spill, minister says

TAGS: Shipping, Environment

Deputy Shipping Minister Nektarios Santorinios said on Friday that the environmental health of the Saronic Gulf off Athens has improved since last year. 

Speaking to Parliament during a discussion about the ecological consequences of the oil spill after the Agia Zoni II tanker sank off Salamina in September, he said the “situation is better than it was a year earlier.”

However, his claim was shot down by New Democracy which said the results of tests measuring deep sea pollution are still not in.