Monday, 9 March 2009

Finn’s Facts: Govt must end laxity in mining sector use of dangerous chemicals

From ThisDay, Dar es Salaam
By The Editor

LAST January, police in Coast Region arrested a convoy of SDV Transami while shipping a dangerous consignment of Resolute Golden Pride sodium cyanide chemical. Six SDV Transami trucks loaded with the deadly chemical destined for Nzega District of Mwanza Region were not properly equipped with protective gear or bear a requisite sign to warn other road users of the danger being shipped.

Coast Regional Police Commander Godwell Njau said the trucks were transporting the chemicals dangerously without following any regulation and that even the drivers were not aware of what was contained in the consignment they were shipping.

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