23 Jul '11, 12pm

Pollution in Paradise: Turkey's Ölüdeniz At Risk

Aerial view of Ölüdeniz, Turkey. Photo: Dan Taylor / Creative Commons . With its crescent of white sand framing a blue lagoon, the Mediterranean town of Ölüdeniz has long been considered one of the most paradisiacal spots on Turkey 's increasingly built-up coastline. But growing concerns about pollution in the area have come to a head recently, leading the Ministry of Environment and Urban Development to launch an investigation. Boat owners blamed for the problem have, however, pointed the finger at swimmers' sunscreens . "The pollution results from the dust and dirt from pine trees drawn by the wind. The sunscreen creams used by thousands of people on the [area's] beaches ... are another factor," Yüksel Karakaya, the head of the Belcekız Motorboats Cooperative in Ölüdeniz , told the Doğan News Agency. Better Waste Management Needed A European Commission -funded project wa...

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