River Poisoning

The Forestry Department in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said there were three reported cases of river poisoning over the Easter weekend.

Bradford Latham, Forestry Officer with responsibility for Law Compliance, said two of these cases, which occurred in Marriaqua and in Georgetown, were deemed accidental.

Speaking on NBC’s Face to Face programme this morning, Mr. Latham said the department responded promptly to the reports in an effort to ensure human safety.

He said the two accidental contaminations were as a result of mishaps with cement.

He added that the third reported case was in the Stubbs area which seems like it was deliberately done and said they would be looking closely at this area.

Mr. Latham applauded members of the communities for their part in monitoring the nation’s rivers.