EPA addresses East Coast complaints about poultry, pig farms

Officers of the EPA taking photographic evidence of the conditions under which pigs are being reared in Lusignan. (DPI photo)

Residents in villages along the East Coast of Demerara are now breathing a sigh of relief following the intervention by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in relation to complaints of the odour emanating from the poultry and pig farms in their communities.

According to a Department of Public Information (DPI) press release, the residents of those villages which include Mon Repos, Lusignan and Mahaica, had lodged complaints of the effect the stench was having on their health. The EPA subsequently intervened and all the offending farmers were ordered to halt their operations since they exceeded the legal dimensions for farms within such communities, the DPI release added…..

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