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Article

18 Feb 2016

Author:
Waitara Meng'anyi, The Citizen (Tanzania)

Govt. officials to test water samples near Acacia Mining's subsidiary after locals allege mine discharging toxic effluent

"Water samples from mine taken for tests"

Deputy environment minister Luhaga Mpina yesterday led a team of experts who took samples of water from Acacia North Mara Mine for tasting, in the wake of complaints that it contains toxic chemicals that have caused human and livestock deaths...

Two weeks ago, Mr. Mpina issued a two-week ultimatum to the mine to first secure a permit before discharging water into Mara River and its sorroundings. He said there are still many complaints about the safety of the water even as the Acacia management claimed they had permits for discharging treated water into River Mara.