ARSENIC POLLUTION

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

A recent Nepal Red Cross Society and Environment and Public Health Organisation survey have revealed that the underground water of Rautahat district was contaminated with arsenic. Consequently, the district officials are now interacting with Drinking Water Corporation and health posts to find measures to check further pollution. As more cases of arsenic poisoning come to the fore locals, who are dependent on underground water for drinking and other household purposes, are blaming the district headquarters for its inability to combat the situation.

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