We have the technology to reduce the turbidity of rivers polluted by galamsey operations- UMaT VC

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Prof Richard Kwasi Amankwa, has indicated that the university has a technology that can reduce the turbidity of river bodies that are affected by illegal mining activities in the country.

According to him, the technology has been tested on some of the polluted rivers in Tarkwa and it worked.

Prof Amankwa said this when the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor visited the University as part of his two day working visit to the Western Region.

He noted that with the permission of the Water Resources Commission, the turbidity level of a heavy polluted river like the Pra river will go down within three weeks to one month.

He noted that even though the government is trying it’s best to clamp down galamsey, the turbidity of the water level has been a great challenge to the country because it is not reducing.

He said they will mix the water with certain chemicals that will force the particles to settle in order to make them clean for consumption.


Source: Ghananest.com|Matthew Dadzie

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