“How can you control pollution that will enter a waterway at any place and at any time when it rains?” he asked, adding that best management practices must be done from the mining site and along the transportation routes to Kuantan Port, the management of the stockpiling sites as well as port cleaning.
The Menteri Besar first tried to lay blame on the lorries transporting the ore... but alas, the problem starts with the mining operations - and things can be done to curb or reduce significantly the contamination to public health and environment.
As mentioned earlier, the impact will be to all those involved in the agricultural, fishery and even tourism sector. You now cannot even swim in some parts of Kuantan without being affected. Remember, cockles have been found dead on the beaches.
...state government should not be held hostage by the few elites who were exploiting natural resources for their own interests while ignoring the welfare of the people.See also earlier posts:-
Pahang:- Fish high arsenic levels? - Suspend Bauxite Mining Now - Health More Important than Money??
Bauxite Mining Pahang:Seafood and Vege from Kuantan?Arsenic/Magnesium Poisoning? Safe for Consumption?
Action over bauxite pollution ineffective, say experts
lling a filtering device in the drainage system at the port, would be ineffective.