Drawing attention to heavy metal pollution in the cliffs and Konyaaltı coast region of Antalya, the capital of tourism, Akdeniz University (AU) Faculty of Fisheries Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gökoğlu said, “Antalya is not in a good condition in terms of metal pollution. There is a lot of metal in the sea. They need to be collected and taken. It creates heavy metal pollution. It can be taken with a simple dive. There are trucks full of trucks, trucks full of metal below.”
AU Faculty of Fisheries Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gökoğlu warned that the cliffs in Antalya city center and the Konyaaltı beach should be paid attention to metal pollution. Prof. Dr. Gökoğlu said, “As you know, there are a lot of stairs, balcony iron, piers, many metal structures on the cliffs. All of them rotting over time, all of them destroyed by the storm are in the sea. Our citizens have also thrown them. “It is not in good condition in terms of pollution. There is a lot of metal in the sea,” he said.
“HEAVY METAL POLLUTION”
Emphasizing that these metals decay in the sea and cause heavy metal release, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gökoğlu said, “Now is the time, this metal pollution needs to be collected and taken. When it is taken, there is a lot of metal and it will benefit both the economy and the ecosystem. When it stays in the sea and decays, it does not benefit anyone. On the contrary, it creates heavy metal pollution. You know that in these difficult days, many of our people are in economic trouble, and many of our people can earn income from here. So the laws probably do not allow this, but we have to leave this situation on its own, because the laws do not allow it. “Most of it is on the shore. It can be taken with a simple dive. There are trucks full of trucks, trucks full of metal below. I have viewed most of them. This work needs to be started as soon as possible.”