Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mandai as dumping ground: Will this pollute our water?

Mandai as dumping ground: Will this pollute our water?
STOMPer Guatamola is concerned about Mandai Road being used as a dumping ground for slag, as it could pollute the water in the catchment area nearby. The STOMPer questions:

"Why is slag being offloaded at Mandai Road?

"Isn't Mandai a water catchment area?

"Will there be a danger of slag seeping into water supply?

"Perhaps the authorities could comment."

Mandai as dumping ground: Will this pollute our water?
Mandai as dumping ground: Will this pollute our water?

I have nothing to comment on this, since this is not my area of expertise at all. Still, the person submitting this post raises a very interesting question. Is there a possibility of industrial waste threatening our already limited water supply?

At this point, I'm reminded of the recent coal ash spill that occurred in the state of Tennessee on December 22nd, and the possible impacts on wildlife in the affected area. If a similar accident should happen, but on a smaller scale, will this threaten any of our few remaining nature areas? It's definitely a question I don't really dare to answer at this point in time.

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