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Wastes pollute rivers, water bodies in Rajshahi

Source: Daily Sun (Bangladesh), Date: January , 2015

Existing surface water resources especially the Baranai River flowing through the northern part of the city is being heavily polluted and contaminated with disposal of wastes and toxic chemicals, scientists and researchers here said. he crop fields surrounding the river are also being contaminated with wastes and the farmers using the river water for irrigation and the fishermen catching fish from the river are also facing health hazards like dermatitis and derma-toxicity. The fish resources of the river are also being destroyed for the toxic water of the river. Environment specialists in the city, however, opined that contamination of the river water can be checked through setting up water treatment plant and strict imposition of the Environment Preser-vation Law

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http://www.daily-sun.com/print/my-districts/2015/01/12/481687

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