Mr Roland Boako, acting Bono Regional Director of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has said the agency ‘’does not want to take chances when it comes to declaring whether or not Tano river is safe for consumption’’.
Speaking in an interview on Ark FM’s “Mantam yimu Kaseabo”, he stated that the agency with the help of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) had been able to remove majority of the acid from the water.
He added by Wednesday the EPA would be in the position to certify the safety of the water and called on residents living along the river to continue to stay away from using the water until further notice.
Tano River became contaminated when an articulator truck laden with sulphuric acid got involved in an accident on the Tano bridge at Techiman Tanoso on January 13, this year.
Mr. Boako however noted that as at Wednesday January 15, all the containers with the acid had been safely removed from the river.
He added that the agency together with the GWCL and the Community Water and Sanitation (CSW) were going to perform some exercise to clear outstanding chemicals from the river.
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