No stopping Dusi organisers

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No stopping Dusi organisers

Dead fish pile up on the banks of the Msunduzi River after the oil spill. Photo: Dusi Media Office

Despite the Msunduzi River being devastated by thousands of litres of palm oil and caustic soda being spilled into it following an accident at a local factory, the organisers of the upcoming Dusi Canoe Marathon believe they could host one of the best races in more than a decade.

While the river’s 120km course between Pietermaritzburg and Durban has been battered by pollution and droughts in the build-up, organisers are confident the participants at this week’s Dusi Canoe Marathon will enjoy the race’s best conditions in more than a decade. In August last year, thousands of litres of palm oil and caustic soda were spilled into the Msunduzi River following an accident at a local factory. After discussing the matter with the Duzi Umgeni Conservancy Trust, race organisers launched a clean up operation, and reports in December suggested local authorities were satisfied the spill had been cleaned up sufficiently....




 

 

 

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