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Monday 13 February 2017

Black Soot: Rivers State Task Force seals up three companies for aggravated air pollution

The Rivers State Task Force on the 10th and 11th of February sealed off three companies for aggravated air pollution and breach of environmental laws. A statement signed by Dr Austin Tam-George, Commissioner for Information and Communication list the companies as:

1: Chinese Govt Company (CGC) Aluu
The Asphalt plant was found to be producing thick black smog out of the furnace in the process of burning Asphalt, heavily polluting the air. The Asphalt plant was immediately shut down by the task force. .
2: H$H Engineering Company, Aluu
3: AUC Ashphalt Company, Aluu
All the directors of the affected companies will be prosecuted according to the law. The Task Force warns all individuals and companies that engage in practices that pollute the air and ruin the environment to desist immediately, or face the full consequences of their actions.
"While Rivers State remains open for business, the State Government is fully committed to the implementation of the United Nations (UN) declarations on the importance of fresh air, and the creation of sustainable livelihoods in our communities" the statement reads.
"The public is therefore advised to cooperate with the Task Force, by providing useful information on the Black Soot. Please call or send Whatsapp messages to the following hot lines: 08065768366, 08036621435, 08037503473 for Information on the soot.

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