Residents of Lami have raised concerns on the clinker ship that arrived recently and is emitting dust into the air.
Lami resident Sydel Whippy says this ship has been berthed at the Suva Harbour for a while and is polluting the whole of Suva City.
Whippy says they were fortunate enough to have been assisted by the Permanent Secretary for Environment from last year where they have managed to issue the relevant Prohibition Notices to Tengy Cement Fiji and Pacific Cement Limited.
She says they will continue to raise concerns about the damage to the environment.
We have sent questions to the Permanent Secretary for Environment Joshua Wycliffe and are awaiting his response.
The Ministry had earlier issued the notice to the two companies as they had suspected that the dust emitted from the operations may not be of national air quality standards.
A trial period allowing for the regular monitoring of emission levels was done and the ministry’s technical team has reviewed the readings from the tests from both factories.
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