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Work to start at cement factories

April 11, 2021 5:50 am

The two cement factories in Lami have made some operational changes after prohibition notices were issues for suspect dust emissions.

The Ministry of Environment last month has the notices to Tangy Cement and Pacific Cement Limited following suspects that the dust emitted from the factories may not be of national air quality standard.

Permanent Secretary, Joshua Wycliff says the two factories have made changes and will now be fully operational so they can monitor the gaps.

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“If I just run it for the sake of running it here and there then I really won’t know when the plant dust gets full-time operations there might be still some gaps so I want to run it fully and see the complete operation where it is.”

Wycliffe says the first five days of the review have completed and they will scrutinize the results.

He says a report will be released by tomorrow.

He adds a committee will be established to monitor the operations and if everything is up to par the prohibition notices will be uplifted.

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