Sunday, November 28, 2010

Buriganga River, Dhaka, Bangladesh is most polluted river

 Buriganga River around Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh are polluted every day with thousand of tonnes of solid and liquid wastes coming from domestic and industrial sources. Dhaka Water and Sewage Authority(WASA) dumping 60 percent of the untreat sewage of the Dhaka city in the Buriganga river as a result river water become stinky black pitch water. Toxic metalic like chromium from Hazaribag Tannery units and released directly in the Buriganga ruver many cause genetic disorder birth defects and cancer if it get s in the food cycles.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh feed oil and chemicals

The Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh feed oil and chemicals. A group of workers at Swarighat, Chemical market, Dhaka city, Bangladesh were loading a large pushcart with empty plastic barrels used for containing one of the 112 toxic chemicals used for the tannery industries in Hazaribagh, Dhaka.
The cart was soon full af barrels neatly stacked as high as 10 feet from the base of the Vehicle. The workers then headed for the nearby Mitford Hospital ghat along the embarkment under the second Buriganga river bridge. Three workers unloaded the barrels and started cleaning the chemicals in the Buriganga river water. A pungent smell filled the air. The residues from the barrels tured the part of the swollen Buriganga river water toxic.
Workers said the practice of washing these emty barrels has continued for years.