Greek authorities have announced they have finished cleaning up a section of Athens coastline, which was polluted by a large oil slick more than a month ago, and the full cleanup operation should be finished within days.
Merchant Marine Minister Panagiotis Kouroumplis on Tuesday declared the Paleo Faliro area oil-free.
The local mayor also added he is waiting for the results of water quality tests before removing signs that ban swimming in the area.
The overall ban covers a 20 kilometre coastal stretch from Greece’s main port of Piraeus to Glyfada, further south. It was imposed after the Agia Zoni II, a small tanker, sank on September 9, off Salamina island, near Piraeus.
The Merchant Marine Ministry said the rest of the affected coastline would be clean within days.