UAE: Construction companies allegedly polluting canals with site waste

Author: Gillian Duncan, The National (UAE), Published on: 12 February 2020

"Construction companies still pumping waste into the water in al Raha," 8 Feb 2020

Residents of a beachside community in the capital said construction companies have been pumping waste into a nearby canal...

two weeks after a developer said it would investigate...

Aldar told The National in January that it had been made aware of residents’ concerns and was looking into them.

this time the developer did not respond when asked for a comment...

It is not known what the waste is comprised of, but some residents believe it is a mixture of silt and sand being flushed out from the storm drains...

a separate problem affecting another construction site nearby... appears to have been resolved, residents said.

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