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8 Nov 2006

Melody Chansa, Times of Zambia

Konkola Copper Mines Pollutes Kafue River [Zambia]

The entire Chingola district is facing a serious water shortage following the pollution of Kafue river by Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) [joint venture Vedanta Resources, Zambia Copper Investments & ZCCM Investments]. Nkana Water and Sewerage Company (NWSC) and Mulonga Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC), the two firms that supply water to residents of Chingola, have shut down their plants, leaving the entire district without water...KCM spokesperson, Sam Equamo, said a burst pipe...emptied some tailings material into the Chingola stream, through the Nchanga pollution control dam into Mushishima stream and into the Kafue river...NWSC director of engineering, Kenneth Chense, said if the pollution was not checked, it would have serious effects on human lives, especially on those with high blood pressure and children.