[QODLink]
Africa

South Africans protest toxic dumping plan

Company's plan to dump asbestos in country's Northern Cape draws anger and concern for public health.

Last Modified: 21 Jul 2013 06:02
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

South Africa is struggling with a dirty dilemma - what to do with half a million tonnes of toxic waste.

A state transport company is awaiting approval from the government to dump asbestos in the country's Northern Cape province.

But that plan in drawing anger and concern for public health, and residents have started a petition against it.

Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Northern Cape.

62

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
A tight race seems likely as 814 million voters elect leaders in world's largest democracy next week.
Featured
Iran's government has shifted its take on 'brain drain' but is the change enough to reverse the flow?
Deadly attacks on anti-mining activists in the Philippines part of a global trend, according to new report.
Activists say 'Honor Diaries' documentary exploits gender-based violence to further an anti-Islamic agenda.
As Syria's civil war escalates along the Turkish border, many in Turkey are questioning the country's involvement.
Treatment for autism in the region has progressed, but lack of awareness and support services remains a challenge.
join our mailing list