Environmental Council of Zambia Cracks Down on Polluter

30 Sep 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
lusaKa, Zambia, KAMPALA, Uganda

— The Environmental Council of Zambia has penalized Lake Safari Lodge for polluting Lake Kariba with human waste Lake Kariba, located 140 kilometers south of Lusaka, is Africa's largest man-made lake and a source of drinking water for millions of people. Lake Safari Lodge, which has been discharging human waste into the lake from its African Eagle houseboat since last year, faces fine of over $4,700 USD. The fees were broken down into issues of water pollution, air pollution and discharge of raw sewer (human waste) into the water body. The company had already been advised not to sump waste and raw sewage into the lake following an environmental impact assessment last year, according to the environmental council's communications manager, Justine Mukosa, but it did not comply...

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