Residents Alarmed by ‘Toxic Discharge’ from Great Wall Ethanol
(ElevenMyanmar.com) A chemical plant in Sagaing Region’s Katha district has been accused of discharging toxic chemicals into ditches and waterways.
Analysis of the liquid discharged from Great Wall Ethanol plant found that it could be fatal, people who live near the plant said at a press conference on Friday.
A laboratory analysed water discharged from the plant as well as water samples taken 700 metres from it, they said.
“We’ve observed that cattle have died because of the discharged water,” said Htet Oo Kyaw, director of Myanmar Mobile Institute, a group of area residents. READ MORE