Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tigithe River News Roundup

As you may remember, a few months ago there was a toxic spill incident in the Tigithe River.  The Tigithe River flows into the Tanzanian portion of the Mara River.  Here is the latest news on that situation...

TIGITHE RIVER WATER SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUPTION (?!)
It is reported in various media that Tanzania's Water and Irrigation Minister Mark Mwandosya said that Tanzania's Tigithe River, which passes through North Mara Gold Mine property is now free of pollution following a range of mitigating measures adopted by the mine's management and that recent tests on the river indicate that the water is fit for human and livestock consumption.


Tanzania Clears North Mara Gold Mine Over River Pollution
Tanzania's Tigithie River, which passes through North Mara Gold Mine property is now free of pollution following a range of mitigating measures adopted by the mine's management, Tanzania's Water and Irrigation Minister Mark Mwandosya said Monday.



Debate on safety of Tigithe water reemerges
Water from Tigithe river is now fit for human and livestock consumption, Prof Mark Mwandosya, the Water and Irrigation minister has said while playing down criticism that the river is contaminated with toxic spills caused by operations within the North Mara gold mine.

Pictures of the incident.
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