‘Threat’ to water supply
FORMER GENERAL MANAGER of the Barbados Water Authority, Dr John Mwansa, said the island’s groundwater supply could be under severe threat from a quarry in operation at Lower Estate, St George.
He was among those expressing concern about the “toxic” stench and smoke coming from the quarry, operated by Anderson Cherry, at a town hall meeting at the Salters Church of God on Tuesday night.
Residents in the environs said they had been experiencing adverse reactions for several months, including asthma attacks and other respiratory flare-ups, sinusitis, loss of voice, sore throat, coughing and burning sensations in the face.
“What is going on in the quarry is unmanageable. Nothing they’re doing there is proper,” Mwansa said. (YB)
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