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Sewage, effluent pollute Dhaka rivers at 577 spots: study

Disposal of untreated industrial effluent and domestic sewage pollutes the four rivers flowing around the capital at 577 spots, reveals a study carried out by Riverine Bangladesh in January. 

Spot visits by the study team in Dhaka, and parts of Narayanganj and Gazipur between November and January, found that 360 sewage connections and 217 canals and channels carry over 1.5 million cubic meters of sewage and effluent daily into the Buriganga, the Turag, the Balu and the Shitalakkhya.

Fifty-seven of these connections carry only untreated industrial effluent containing hazardous heavy metals and toxic chemicals into the Turag and the Balu from the industrial zone located between Ashulia in Dhaka and Tongi of Gazipur, according to the study titled ‘Sources of Water Pollution to the Rivers of Dhaka’, which has been officially accepted by the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority.   

The other connections, canals and channels dispose mixture of both of untreated effluent and domestic swage into the rivers, Riverine Bangladesh director Mohammad Azaz told New Age on Sunday.

In addition, solid wastes including huge volume of plastic are dumped into the rivers at 237 points and it also disrupt the connections of canals with the rivers, he said.

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