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Factory ‘closes’ over sewage spills into the Vals River

Environment 11 months ago

Other factories were being investigated for spilling effluent, including oils, chemicals and animal skins, into the Vals River and into the sewerage system.


29 Feb 2020
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Factory ‘closes’ over sewage spills into the Vals River

Dirty and polluted water.

Water supply to a toilet paper manufacturing factory in Kroonstad in the Free State has been stopped and the firm ground to a halt after the Moqhaka local municipality decided to stop environmental pollution caused by effluent from a local industrial area. The factory was found to have caused sewage spills that contaminated the Vals River, which fed into the Vaal River. Moqhala municipal spokesperson Dika Kheswa said they took action against the toilet paper factory in the local industrial area where 80 other firms operated from. He said there are many factories that were involved in releasing effluent into...

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