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PETROLEUM POLLUTION: LAGOS WARNS RESIDENTS AGAINST DRINKING FROM BOREHOLES

by Oba Samuel

PETROLEUM POLLUTION: LAGOS WARNS RESIDENTS AGAINST DRINKING FROM BOREHOLES

Water is life. Water is indispensable. Farmers crave for it, industries rely on it, restaurants and hotels sees it as a dependable ally.PETROLEUM POLLUTION: LAGOS WARNS RESIDENTS AGAINST DRINKING FROM BOREHOLES

Domestically, it is a live-wire. Woe betide the community where water has become a death trap to the inhabitants. Such is the case in Lagos recently where many residents drink contaminated water unknowingly through boreholes until the state government raised an alarm through Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency(LASEPA) PETROLEUM POLLUTION: LAGOS WARNS RESIDENTS AGAINST DRINKING FROM BOREHOLES

As reported by Tribune, General Manager‎, Lagos State Environment Protection Agency, LASEPA, Adebola Shabi, who spoke with newsmen raised the alarm over the rate at which residents unknowingly consume poisonous water through underground sources, warning the petrol stations in the state to install monitoring well in their filling stations or face serious sanction. PETROLEUM POLLUTION: LAGOS WARNS RESIDENTS AGAINST DRINKING FROM BOREHOLES

‎According to the state government, most households are ignorantly drinking water already contaminated by petrochemical substances through underground water.PETROLEUM POLLUTION: LAGOS WARNS RESIDENTS AGAINST DRINKING FROM BOREHOLES

It said that recent research undertaken by the state’s agency showed that Alimosho area of the state recorded the highest contaminated water by petrochemical substance.

Speaking on polluted water, Shabi said a recent research conducted by the agency on well water and boreholes across the state revealed that some underground water contain particles, substances and chemical reactions from petroleum substances which people drank regularly in the state.

 

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