Lami residents raise concerns on clinker ship that is emitting dust

Lami residents raise concerns on clinker ship that is emitting dust

By Iva Danford
Tuesday 08/06/2021
Photo: supplied

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.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
Fiji continues to be affected by COVID-19
Contact tracing continues for most parts of Suva and Nausori. Mon 19th Apr Tue 20th Apr Wed 21st Apr Thu 22nd Apr Sat 24th Apr Sun ...
15 days ago

Parliament passes proposed electoral law requiring people to use their birth certificate name to be registered as a voter
Bill also passed where any agency which receives applications or submissions will only be required to accept the name of an applicant as it appears on their birth certificate
26 days ago

258,000 people lived under the Basic Needs Poverty Line according to the 2019-20 Household Income and Expenditure Survey
Survey says almost one in five school aged children in Fiji are educationally deprived
34 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
SODELPA will continue to work with other Opposition political parties
SODELPA Leader Viliame Gavoka says they will continue to work with other opposition political parties in preparation for the 2022 General Elections. ...
13 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Thousands spend family time outdoors today as restrictions ease
With the first long weekend after the five months of lockdown, thousands of families are spending their time enjoying the outdoors. Fijivillage ...
14 hours ago

Celebrate the wonderful values imparted by Prophet Muhammed - FLP Leader
Fiji Labour Party Leader Mahendra Chaudhry says let us make the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammed an occasion that brightens the way for ...
14 hours ago

Prophet Muhammed preached peace, inclusivity, tolerance & ethical conduct and we must reflect on his teachings - Prof. Prasad
National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad says as Messenger of God, Prophet Muhammed preached peace, inclusivity, tolerance and ...
14 hours ago

Poverty was prevalent in our midst long before COVID-19 arrived – Gavoka
SODELPA says we need to provide efficient testing protocols as we did for COVID-19 for early detection and mitigation of non-communicable ...
15 hours ago

COVID-19 has not only shaken the foundation of our health, education & economic systems but it has turned challenges into opportunities – Akbar
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar says the COVID-19 pandemic has not only shaken the foundation of our health, ...
15 hours ago

TOP