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Delta: Fear Grips Residents Over Dumping Of Industrial Waste

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Posted: Apr 4, 2016 at 7:35 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


The fear of possible outbreak of diseases has gripped Deltans following the dumping of substance suspected to be industrial waste at an illegal dump site along the road to Delta State University, Anwai Campus, Asaba.

The dumping of the suspected whitish powder sealed up in used cement bags at four different points along the road has attracted residents of Asaba, pedestrians, motorists plying the Asaba/Ebu, Edo, Akure and Abuja roads for fear of possible carnage.

Findings by Independent show that the area along the road has long turned to an illegal dumpsite, which is now a cause of embarrassment to government particularly over the inability of Waste Management Authority in the state to stop the trend.

Students of the University, from findings, have severally expressed worry over the humiliation and health-threatening development around their campus. They say the situation calls for prompt investigation.

Mr Emmanuel Okolie, one of the taxi drivers who plys the road daily expressed sadness over the development, saying the development is unhealthy and image tarnishing especially when the place is a few meters to a university campus and Government House.

However, Mr Lucky Aduh, State Director of Sanitation, Ministry of Environment, said that the Ministry was not aware of the development but promised to act immediately.

As at the time of filing this report, the paper was been informed that officials of the Ministry have mobilized to the area.