Kako River’s discolouration fuels contamination fears among villagers

Pollution, believed to be the result of mining activities in tributaries of the Kako River, last month discoloured the water, leaving villagers worried that their only source of water could be contaminated.

“We suspect mining,” Chief of the Region Seven community Mario Hastings told Stabroek News. Kako villagers have been battling to keep miners from proceeding up the pristine waterway.

Hastings said that water levels in the river are not high and the discoloration seen was what is …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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